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Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

FISA order

The revelations of whistleblowers lead us to believe that we know a great deal about the secret world of Washington. This is an illusion.

Vietnam War timeline

The Pentagon’s whitewashed history of the Vietnam War provokes troubling questions about how the invasion of Iraq will one day be remembered.

Glenn Greenwald

If anything, reporting on the NSA’s overreach has revealed just how dangerous to our freedoms the agency’s surveillance practices really are.

Afghanistan drone

It’s still possible to remember, almost nostalgically, how the Fifth Amendment used to guarantee Americans due process.

Lakhdar Brahimi

Thanks to the deft negotiations of this veteran UN troubleshooter, tensions have eased in the Geneva peace talks. 

Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

Obama and Singh

On human rights, nuclear energy, climate change and more, the US and India are set to clash. 

NSA headquarters

A document leaked by Edward Snowden, along with interviews with lawyers representing terrorism suspects, reveal a disturbing loophole in this once-sacred legal principle. 

Blogs

He’s back for the sixth time in six months.

July 15, 2013

While the success of US engagement in the Syrian civil war remains to be seen, this is not the first time the US has attempted to shape the trajectory of foreign conflicts by arming rebel opposition movements.

July 8, 2013

President Morsi and the Muslim Brothers were defiant, but it appears that the army held the high cards.

July 3, 2013

If it happens, it will be because the United States and Pakistan agree on a role for the Taliban in a reshaped government in Kabul.

June 29, 2013

Congressman Peter Welch is building a bipartisan coalition to  block military aid to Syrian rebel groups until authorized by Congress.

June 27, 2013

Kerry’s the hawk, and the military and the Defense Department look like doves. Go figure.

June 27, 2013

How to de-escalate the increasing US involvement in the country. 

June 18, 2013

No time to lose, if Afghanistan is to avoid full-blown civil war in 2015.

June 18, 2013

The House backs faster withdrawal from Afghanistan and says new initiatives must be approved by Congress. But will Congress be as assertive regarding new military adventures?

June 17, 2013

Aiding Syria’s ragtag rebels means, well, backing Al Qaeda.

June 14, 2013