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The country needs profound, revolutionary change. Daily life is a struggle that is incomprehensible to most outsiders.

Our war has radicalized Pakistanis, turning many against the West and their own government.

Finally, after decades of catastrophic civil war, Africa may give birth to a new nation.

The feeling is growing among WikiLeaks watchers that Sweden is a pawn in a US plan to have Julian Assange extradited and placed in custody here.

State Department cables have exposed the secret collusion of German politicians with the United States. But our media have missed the really big story: the striking rise in popularity of the Green party and continued support for the welfare state.

Christian evangelicals are donating saplings to make the Israeli desert bloom—but they're doing it on land now being seized from Bedouins.

Amid widespread allegations of electoral fraud and a chaotic international relief effort, Haitians themselves are surviving with dignity and heroism.

The former Haitian president discusses his country, his exile and possible return and why his party, still popular in Haiti, isn't allowed to participate in the upcoming election.

The award winning filmmaker and reporter recounts his conversation with exiled former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide and explains the state of Haitian politics today.

"It's fair to smash up someone's future but not to smash up someone's lobby," says UK journalist Laurie Penny of the student protests in London last week.

Blogs

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

Ukrainians can resolve their problems without generating a US-Russian, Cold War–like crisis.

February 27, 2014

Cohen warns the upheaval in Kiev could stoke Putin’s fears that the West is trying to destabilize Russia, and prompt him to crack down on Russian dissenters.

February 25, 2014

The environmental legacy of the Sochi Games includes habitat destruction, polluted waterways and razed forests. 

February 25, 2014

It’s no time for a White House victory dance.

February 24, 2014

Even before the whipping, the professionalism of the Cossack hosts springing up around Russia was unclear.

February 20, 2014

Appearing on Democracy Now!, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen expounds on the implications of the West’s involvement in Ukraine. 

February 20, 2014