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Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey

Western media are characterizing the demonstrations as a clash between Islamism and secularism—but it’s government abuse of power that Turks are protesting.

Hezbollah supporters in Syria

The Lebanese militia is now deeply embroiled in the Syrian civil war, which has become part of a regional struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran. 

The historic genocide trial of Efraín Ríos Montt was a huge step. But his conviction has been overturned—and many others have blood on their hands, including current president Otto Pérez Molina.

The Obamas

As fashion's first couple, the Obamas can take a leading role in making sure US companies comply with global standards.

The recent victories of the right-wing, anti-immigrant United Kingdom Independence Party says more about our scapegoats than about its long-term prospects.

Mohamed Morsi

Egypt’s reconciliation process has been lauded as restoring confidence to outside investors. But others say it amounts to impunity for the rich.

The Tsarnaev brothers

It appears the Tsarnaev brothers were self-motivated. But their Salafist extremism was itself one outgrowth of the brutal Chechen wars of independence against Russia.

East Jerusalem

Decades of Jewish settlement and Arab dispossession have radically changed the demographic makeup of this Palestinian capital.

Nicolas Maduro

Despite a surprising showing by opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, Chavismo lives on. But can Nicolás Maduro hold it together?

Soldiers in North Korea

Pyongyang's bellicose posturing conforms to an old pattern, but the dangers may be greater now because tensions are rising throughout the region.

Blogs

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

For years now, evangelical activists from the United States have been speaking out against homosexuality and cheering on antigay legislation all over Africa.

April 4, 2014

Rio Blanco is just one of many communuties that have been fighting destructive dam projects.

April 2, 2014

Netanyahu's intransigence wins the day.

April 2, 2014

Obama wants the security accord, but Karzai says he supports Russia's annexation of Crimea.

March 31, 2014

In an extensive interview, Alaa tells Nation contributor Kouddous that Egypt’s military government is "on a sentencing frenzy."

March 31, 2014

An interview with Russ Bellant, author of Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party.

March 28, 2014