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Rimjin-gang, the first magazine about North Korea written by North Koreans, aims to deepen Westerners' knowledge of the country with a new English-language anthology.

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.

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As the human rights situation has deteriorated, US military aid has ramped up.

February 19, 2014

It’s a tragedy made worse by America’s overreaching.

February 19, 2014

Penguin’s withdrawing and pulping The Hindus: An Alternative History is only the latest in a series of surrenders.

February 14, 2014

Over the next few weeks, President Obama will meet the leaders of Israel, Jordan and nearly all of the Persian Gulf Arab states.

February 13, 2014

“A lot of money was spent, a lot of damage incurred, and now we don't know what to do with what we've got.”

February 11, 2014

In which our ambassador to the European Union says, rather undiplomatically, "Fuck the EU!"

February 9, 2014

The United States may be leaving, but the war that Washington started in 2001—thirteen years ago—isn’t over.

February 8, 2014

President Benigno Aquino compares China’s offshore assertiveness to Hitler’s Sudetenland grab.

February 5, 2014

Reporting from Cairo, Kouddous speaks to Democracy Now! about recent crackdowns against Egyptian journalists and the ascendancy of a repressive security state. 

January 30, 2014

Cohen argues on Democracy Now! that the overthrow of Ukraine’s elected government would be “a serious blow to democracy.”

January 30, 2014