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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

The refugees are fleeing abduction, torture, and assault—that’s why they’ll continue trying to reach Europe any way they can. 

May 20, 2015

Stateless refugees from Burma are risking death, rape, and drowning by the thousands on a perilous escape to Malaysia.

May 15, 2015

Apart from widespread fear of Iran, this year’s Al Jazeera Forum in Doha was mostly a display of the Arab world’s many deep fissures.

May 12, 2015

The veteran investigative journalist debunked the official version of the bin Laden killing—now there's a rush to smear him.

May 12, 2015

Last night the British Labour Party’s moment of triumph turned into a car crash—and the recriminations have already begun.

May 8, 2015

Long before the quake, Nepal suffered the rupturing shocks of global capitalism.

May 8, 2015

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