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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.

Palestinian home

A just solution to the conflict—whether it results in one state or two—would dismantle those institutions that privilege any ethnic, religious or national group.

Hugo Chavez sign

Yes, the Venezuelan president could be a strongman. But he leaves behind what might be called the most democratic country in the Western Hemisphere.

The LGBT Center and a host of high-profile New York City politicians have endorsed open debate of Israel-Palestine—only with ritual support for Israel's policies.

Judith Butler

Despite a campaign to silence them, philosophers Judith Butler and Omar Barghouti spoke at Brooklyn College on Thursday night. In an exclusive, The Nation presents the text of Butler’s remarks.

Mario Monti

The sad truth is that disarming and defeating Silvio Berlusconi remains the country’s first priority.

Netanyahu

It is long past time to reject expansionism, intolerance and structural inequality and define what democratic Israeli patriotism really stands for.

Blogs

Mikhail Gorbachev's 80th birthday is an opportunity to reconsider a complicated legacy of reform.

March 1, 2011

A Moroccan single mother has earned the sad distinction of being the first Arab woman to commit political self-immolation.

February 27, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time keeping track of who is responsible for the Arab uprisings.

February 25, 2011

Obama must resist calls to involve the US military in Libya’s revolution.

February 23, 2011

So far it's about freedom, but the region's vast wealth—its oil and state-owned enterprises—is at stake.

February 22, 2011

London is peddling weapons to Egypt's military. Already.

February 21, 2011

"The power of tweeting Kuwaitis should not be undestimated.'

February 21, 2011

Decades of anti-US feelings, along with growing Islamism, will drastically change the region's tenor.

February 21, 2011

Hundreds are dead as rebels seize several Libyan cities and besiege capital.

February 21, 2011

A new generation of Moroccans wants dignity—and that is only possible in a true democracy.

February 20, 2011