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The world is a bleak canvas, all black and white, with only some grays "so that the black and the white [don't] bump into each other so hard." The gods are quarrelsome and bored.

President Clinton's address attempting to justify--after the fact--the US-led NATO bombing of Serbia should set off alarms.

President Clinton's decision to use military force against the Serbs was not simply a calculated response to Slobodan Milosevic's intransigence.

The present lull in the fighting between Eritrea and Ethiopia may lead to a shift in their bitterly fought contest to the negotiating table, but an end to hostilities between two of the poorest

Henry Kissinger, realpolitiker nonpareil, never gave a damn about human rights.

The recent release of the report of the Historical Clarification Commission in Guatemala has injected new energy into a process that has been faltering since the signing of the December 1996 peac

The best day's work that Lenin ever did was to publish the secret treaties that the Bolsheviks found in the archives of the czarist regime.

Having hit Saddam Hussein where it hurts--in the Republican Guard barracks, military intelligence headquarters and other strategic components of his regime's power base--during Operation Dese

On the fourth of August last year in San Antonio, the Alamo rumbled.

President Clinton recently paid a visit to a fallen czar. The blundering Yeltsin may be clinging to his throne, but his effective reign came to a close on August 17, a date to remember.

Blogs

Stephen Cohen discusses this month's negotiations over the conflict in Ukraine and the current proposal for a Ukrainian federation.

February 27, 2015

Those who claim that this destructive cult’s ideology reflects some essential aspect of Islam are obscuring its origins—in George W. Bush’s illegal war that destroyed Iraq and fomented sectarian extremism.

February 24, 2015

The personal spat obscures the real horror of war crimes in El Salvador.

February 20, 2015

Hong Kong’s domestic workers face an uphill struggle to secure their basic rights against exploitation and abuse.

February 13, 2015

The Syriza coalition is not just pushing for a better deal—it is saying no to a self-destructive game.

February 12, 2015

Inking a deal with Iran soon would box the Israeli Prime Minister into denouncing a major foreign policy achievement.

February 11, 2015

Brian Williams isn’t the only one telling fibs. 

February 9, 2015

The Conservative Party’s proposal to increase the thresholds for strike votes isn’t about democracy—it’s about stifling unions.

February 9, 2015

No—Zacarias Moussaoui’s spectacular claims are nonsense. But both the Saudi and US governments did create the monster that became Al Qaeda.

February 6, 2015

Many conservative Christians opposed the bishop’s work on behalf of the poor.

February 4, 2015