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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

A response to Robert Dreyfuss, Reed on the facts behind the State of the Union Address and reader mail.

January 28, 2011

The Stuxnet work, he says, has saved us from the neocons' war.

January 27, 2011

The revelation of thousands of pages of confidential Palestinian diplomatic records has shocked the world—all of it except the US, that is.

January 24, 2011

Despite huffing and puffing, there's still reason for optimism that the talks with Iran over its nuclear program can succeed.

January 24, 2011

A flawed parliamentary election in September has inflamed politics and pushed the country closer to civil war, on top of the insurgency already underway.

January 21, 2011

The president makes some progress, but not enough, on ending the anachronism called the US embargo against Cuba.

January 19, 2011

It's refreshing to see people toppling a corrupt regime, but there's a long way to go.

January 17, 2011

On the anniversary of the Haiti earthquake—it's hard not to think about how we turn up, or not, for the ones we love.

January 11, 2011

Blocking Iran from acquiring nuclear equipment is one thing. Trying to shut down Iran's economy is "regime change."

January 11, 2011

Chinese tell Pentagon chief that US arms sales to Taiwan are a threat to China's "core interests."

January 10, 2011