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Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

Amr Hamzawy

Amr Hamzawy was one of the few liberals who condemned both the Morsi government’s misrule and the military coup. Now he’s increasingly isolated.

Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

Obama and Singh

On human rights, nuclear energy, climate change and more, the US and India are set to clash. 

Flags

The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat. 

Egyptian flag

The country is awash in conformist state worship, fueled by the shrill narrative of a war on terror. 

Zapatista school

Zapatista strongholds endure in the state of Chiapas, managing their own schools, banks, hospitals, arts collectives and system of government.

Kiev protest

Coverage focused on the call for European integration has largely glossed over the rise in nationalist rhetoric that has led to violence. 

Chile election

Marca Tu Voto AC, a citizens’ group, is spearheading the national effort to overhaul Chile’s 1980 constitution. 

Blogs

Documents allege a profit motive behind a prominent anti-Iran group backed by a Francophile New York philanthropist with a penchant for large cats.

August 15, 2014

She tells CNN that she might favor “no enrichment for Iran” nuclear program.

July 28, 2014

Only Putin knows. But he also knows he doesn’t have to fear a US or NATO military response.

July 25, 2014

The American media and government are up in arms over the downing of MH17, but they don’t take into account the violence that led up to the tragedy, or the power diplomacy could have to end it. 

July 24, 2014

In southeast Ukraine and in Russia, conspiracy theories abound.

July 24, 2014

People associated with groups taking a hard line on Iran sanctions accounted for twenty-two of the thirty-six testimonies solicited by House and Senate committees.

July 24, 2014

Migrant workers subject to the kafala system have little recourse against exploitation and abuse.

July 23, 2014

Billionaires Bernard Marcus, Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson are making big investments in opposing diplomacy with Iran.

July 18, 2014

It’s pretty obvious that the pro-Russian rebels did it, though it’s not certain yet. Yet Putin refuses to look in the mirror.

July 18, 2014

For too long, Hamas has served as Israel’s useful bogeyman.

July 15, 2014