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Catalonia Independence Rally

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

We may honorably disagree about how to resolve the crisis—but not about deeds that are rising to the level of war crimes.

Narendra Modi

The Hindu nationalist ran on a platform of “good governance.” What will happen now that he’s won?

Libyan rebels

The US plan to create another armed group to inject into Libya’s fractious sea of competing militias is going forward—and is fraught with peril.

Pro-Russia protesters

Can the referendum results be interpreted in a way that allows politicians in both Kiev and Crimea to save face? 

Pro-Russia protesters

Russian nationalism would not have become as influential without the Ukrainian revolution and the Western support for it. 

Russian soldier

The international community should be pushing for compromise to prevent this fragile and bitterly divided country from breaking apart.

Student protesters

A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.

Egyptian flag

The country is awash in conformist state worship, fueled by the shrill narrative of a war on terror. 

Rabaa

At first it was the Muslim Brotherhood. Now dozens of journalists, non-Islamist activists and students have been detained and beaten.

Blogs

Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.

November 21, 2014

Religious tensions, remnants of the police state and a broken-down neoliberal economic model imperil Tunisia’s otherwise impressive democratic transition.

November 17, 2014

During his second visit, Obama must confront troubling reports of backsliding reforms, attacks on civilians and evidence of war crimes.

November 13, 2014

While Israel uses soccer to bolster its international image, it has violently oppressed the Palestinian national soccer team.

June 20, 2014

Appearing on the John Batchelor Show, Stephen Cohen weighs in on whether a meeting among world leaders can lead to a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis.

April 10, 2014

Borders may appear immutable, but events from Catalonia to Crimea prove that they are not.

April 9, 2014

An interview with Russ Bellant, author of Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party.

March 28, 2014

It’s a last-minute offer, but Putin should take it.

March 13, 2014

The White House is facing a lot of pressure to drive a confrontation over Ukraine.

March 11, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry for an update on the Ukraine crisis. 

March 10, 2014