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From signature strikes in Pakistan to police violence in Baltimore, the state is seemingly uninterested in even counting how many people it kills.

Zoraster holds the celestial sphere in Raphael’s School of Athens (1509–11)

Is the promotion of violence inherent to any religion?

Federal agent in San Diego

Washington’s ‘assassination policy’ has been very effective... at increasing drug trafficking and promoting terrorism.

Napalm strike in South Vietnam

The Vietnam War was indisputably an American-grown disaster. But why let truth stand in the way of glory?

A dried-up riverbed at Huangyangchuan reservoir

From climate change to endless war, we owe the next generation an apology for the mess we’re leaving them.

Buzyna

The spate of murders and suspicious suicides does not bode well for Ukraine’s democracy.

According to NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti, some of the world’s most unstable regions will face their own severe water shortages in the near future.

On the war’s 50th anniversary, peace activists will be challenging the Pentagon’s whitewashed history.

Blogs

Obstacles to détente in the Ukraine crisis and predictions for the country's uncertain economic future.

May 28, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

The veteran journalist tracked down the one man who could link the Nixon White House to the illegal bombing of Cambodia. 

May 20, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015

Stateless refugees from Burma are risking death, rape, and drowning by the thousands on a perilous escape to Malaysia.

May 15, 2015

Kerry and Putin’s meeting in Sochi has big implications for the future of Ukraine.

May 15, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015

What we can learn from contractors about intelligence—and the CIA.

May 11, 2015

It is painful to imagine how much could have been avoided and achieved had The Nation’s warnings been heeded.

May 8, 2015