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If you thought our monster embassy in Afghanistan was going to be the end of it, consider that we're now set to stay in the country long after Obama's 2011 withdrawal deadline.

The British government's planned education spending cuts sparked a demonstration on Wednesday, when tens of thousands took to the streets and a handful of militants broke the windows on the ground floor of Millbank Tower, home of the Conservatives.

Dilma Rousseff has taken over from Lula’s legacy, which has helped put an end to the Washington Consensus.

According to Cohen, half of Russia looks back to Joseph Stalin as a great leader and the other half as a genocidal murderer. In his new book, he examines the ongoing struggle to reconcile the troubled period of Stalin's rule in Russian history.

Fatima Bhutto, standing where her father was killed by police in Pakistan, on how her memoir was the only way to seek justice for the violence done to her family.

In post–World Cup South Africa, the party's over: massive strikes and rapid erosion of the World Cup spirit speak to a serious political crisis facing scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma.

For his article China in the Driver's Seat, Robert Dreyfuss talked to dozens of progressive academics, journalists and policy-makers about the rise of the new economic superpower. Here, find links to excerpts from interviews with Carolyn Bartholomew, Andy Stern, James Galbraith, and more.

Court records filed in the Alex Sanchez case and reviewed by The Nation show federal prosecutors have concealed their use of notorious gang leaders as informants while applying for surveillance permits.

An education begun in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate.

Blogs

Russia’s foreign minister threatens further intervention as Biden arrives in Kiev.

April 21, 2014

The Nation’s Stephen Cohen theorizes about President Putin’s motivations in Ukraine on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

April 18, 2014

Diplomacy gains ground, but there’s a long way to go.

April 18, 2014

Two top editors claim they didn’t really know.

April 18, 2014

It isn’t clear how far Putin will go, but diplomacy is the only answer.

April 16, 2014

Israel's justice minister agrees with Kerry that hardliners are sabotaging the peace talks.

April 14, 2014

Hundreds of thousands have fled dictatorship—only to face trafficking, exploitation and hostility throughout North Africa and the Sahel.

April 11, 2014

Borders may appear immutable, but events from Catalonia to Crimea prove that they are not.

April 9, 2014

Kerry should release an American peace plan and let the chips fall where they may.

April 5, 2014