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oil refinery

How the US is using trade sanctions and other means to curb the oil exports of its foes.

Hong Kong

Though the territory’s street protests have largely died down, the pro-democracy movement proved it was in for the long haul.

ISIS

The terror-mongers are at it again, but dangers to the “homeland” are vanishingly small. 

Gaza bombing

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine, inspired by the 1967 inquiry into American war crimes in Vietnam, examined the case.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu (Reuters/Gali Tibbon)

Prime Minister Netanyahu promotes and sometimes manufactures an endless series of national security crises. The military and settlers win; everyone else loses.

Georgian soldier in a tank

Political tensions, exacerbated by Western regional expansion, are raising the risk of violence.

maritime operation

Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the waters off West Africa. 

Gaza

The latest cease-fire has been lauded as a noble effort to pursue peace, but the reality is quite different. 

Blogs

Stephen Cohen talks with Jon Batchelor about how history informs the Ukranian crisis today.

March 25, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

Dozens of poor El Salvadorans were killed during the bishop’s funeral thirty five years ago.

March 25, 2015

Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.

March 20, 2015

US liberalism and "democracy promotion" are in part to blame for current tensions with Russia.

March 20, 2015

The story Frank tells in his new memoir of Robert McNamara’s visit to Harvard in 1966 is, to put it generously, incomplete.

March 20, 2015

Israel’s nuclear superiority is a pivotal factor in the chaotic conflicts and occasional wars of the Middle East—it shouldn't be left out of this conversation.

March 12, 2015

The senator’s confusion over the smallpox vaccine is symptomatic of libertarian confusion over the history of slavery.

March 12, 2015

Amid a delayed election and a horrific Boko Haram insurgency, Nigerian women and girls are increasingly becoming targets—and tools—of violence.

March 11, 2015

The debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.

March 4, 2015