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The recent victories of the right-wing, anti-immigrant United Kingdom Independence Party says more about our scapegoats than about its long-term prospects.

Mohamed Morsi

Egypt’s reconciliation process has been lauded as restoring confidence to outside investors. But others say it amounts to impunity for the rich.

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.

Blogs

When Chancellor Merkel meets with President Petro Poroshenko, she’s going to want something in return

August 21, 2014

Documents allege a profit motive behind a prominent anti-Iran group backed by a Francophile New York philanthropist with a penchant for large cats.

August 15, 2014

She tells CNN that she might favor “no enrichment for Iran” nuclear program.

July 28, 2014

Only Putin knows. But he also knows he doesn’t have to fear a US or NATO military response.

July 25, 2014

The American media and government are up in arms over the downing of MH17, but they don’t take into account the violence that led up to the tragedy, or the power diplomacy could have to end it. 

July 24, 2014

In southeast Ukraine and in Russia, conspiracy theories abound.

July 24, 2014

People associated with groups taking a hard line on Iran sanctions accounted for twenty-two of the thirty-six testimonies solicited by House and Senate committees.

July 24, 2014

Migrant workers subject to the kafala system have little recourse against exploitation and abuse.

July 23, 2014

Billionaires Bernard Marcus, Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson are making big investments in opposing diplomacy with Iran.

July 18, 2014

It’s pretty obvious that the pro-Russian rebels did it, though it’s not certain yet. Yet Putin refuses to look in the mirror.

July 18, 2014