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On a recent visit to Gaza, officials from both factions told me they are ready to accept the results of new elections, win or lose.

A tank in Israel

As a Jew who has been an ardent supporter of Israel since its independence, it pains me to record what I saw on a recent trip to the West Bank. But if the occupation continues as such, Israel’s legitimacy and future are at stake.

Survivors of the first nuclear tragedies are now campaigning not only against nuclear weapons, but now also against the dangers of nuclear power.

As the Assad regime cracks down on protesters, it is waging a propaganda war on Syrians and stoking fears of a civil war.

Finding hope, small victories and larger opportunities in a world no one should write off as lost. 

 The United Nations has called an emergency meeting to discuss the devastating famine in the horn of Africa.

While the US funds democratic reform projects in the post-Mubarak age, Egyptians are mistrustful of American meddling in their domestic affairs.

The revolution has fostered a national sense of accomplishment and a newfound pride in being Egyptian.

The Western media's focus on the importance of Islamist parties in the country's political landscape is dangerously misplaced.

A new generation of web-savvy civic activists are steadily builiding a participatory, nonideological and conspicuously patriotic movement against official corruption.

Blogs

The White House is facing a lot of pressure to drive a confrontation over Ukraine.

March 11, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry for an update on the Ukraine crisis. 

March 10, 2014

No one’s really up for a real showdown.

March 10, 2014

US officials claim the capture of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is a major drug war victory. They're wrong.

March 7, 2014

Ukraine’s ultra-right-wing Svoboda party is no fringe organization.

March 6, 2014

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel calls for an end to sabre-rattling over Ukraine in an appearance on CNN’s Amanpour

March 5, 2014

Even as we condemn the introduction of Russian troops in Crimea, we have to remember that the Cold War is over—and both sides must act that way.

March 5, 2014

The Israel lobby lost big on Iran sanctions in January, and now it faces a huge challenge with the coming Obama-Kerry peace plan.

March 4, 2014

Ukraine isn’t Russia’s, and neither is Crimea. There’s a lot at stake, and the crisis must be resolved through the UN, not by force.

March 2, 2014

Large pro-democracy demonstrations have largely escaped the Western media’s radar.

February 27, 2014