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Afghanistan poppy field

We continue to see ourselves, as we have since 9/11, as victims, not destabilizers, of the world we inhabit.

Iraqi soldiers

After thirteen years of the failed war on terror, it’s time to scrutinize America’s assumptions about military involvement in the Middle East. 

Israeli soldier in Hebron

In the latest round of violence, the Israeli government has been rebuked by its own security chief.



AFRICOM

The US military continues a long series of mistakes, missteps and mishaps across Africa.

US Marines

Congress is spending billions of dollars on bases in the Middle East, but what role do they really serve?

Bloody Egyptian Flag

A sense of malaise plagues activist circles, with energies largely spent supporting the thousands in prison.

Iraq flag-burning protest

Four months into Iraq War 3.0, the cracks are showing—on the battlefield and in Washington.

Ukraine elections

Some reform-minded leaders in the Donetsk People's Republic want to create a socially oriented alternative to the oligarch-led government in Kiev—but will the Kremlin let them?

Catalonia Independence Rally

Barcelona and Madrid, which once made common cause against Franco, have ceased to understand each other.

Ukraine elections

The terms “pro-European” and “anti-European” no longer serve as useful reference points in Ukrainian politics—the real issue in this election was war or peace.

Blogs

Forty years later, we still haven’t confronted the true lesson of Vietnam.

May 5, 2015

The French satirical publication takes aim at fundamentalism—in all its forms.

April 30, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks to John Batchelor about what will happen if Minsk II fails.

April 16, 2015

The late author influenced a whole generation of Latin American leftists. 

April 13, 2015

Workers’ willingness to take direct action could stem from a recognition that the golden era of Chinese manufacturing is on the wane.

April 9, 2015

Blame the US, not Putin, for undermining unity in Europe.

April 8, 2015

The European Commission and the IMF created the conditions that produced Syriza. Now they’re doing everything they can to strangle it in its cradle.

April 8, 2015

That paranoid claim, trumpeted by Netanyahu and many Arab leaders, ignores the grassroots nature of regional movements.

March 30, 2015

The monarchy's motivations are not primarily sectarian.

March 27, 2015

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

March 25, 2015