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Oil Rig

Convulsions of violent conflict from Iraq to Nigeria to Ukraine are all being fueled by the same thing—fuel.

Those dedicated to the Palestinian cause should think carefully about the tactics they choose.

Our government has always justified its worst abuses of power—here and abroad—on the basis of “national security.”

Spying

Since 9/11, the government has ceaselessly violated our constitutional rights—none more so than the right to privacy.

Washington always imagines it can control combustible situations abroad. It can’t. And it won’t.

Iraqi Oil Refinery

Once again, the media fails to address the issue underlying much of the violence in Iraq—control over its most precious resource.

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga troops

“Of course we are proud to be in the fight. Kirkuk is our city.”

American military involvement would inflame, not ease, Iraq’s sectarian divisions.

Torture Protest

Eric Lomax was captured and tortured by the Japanese during World War II. Forty years later, he tracked down the man responsible.

Blogs

Plagued by poor infrastructure, climate denialism, unregulated fracking wells and nuclear waste sites, the United States is poised to topple itself with self-inflicted wounds.

April 8, 2014

What is the point of congressional oversight if the committee charged with it allows itself to be pushed around by the agency it oversees?

April 8, 2014

“We are two steps from the looming danger of war,” says Stephen Cohen. “That need not happen. There's a way out…”

April 7, 2014

Kerry should release an American peace plan and let the chips fall where they may.

April 5, 2014

Lopez’s acts of mass violence distinguish him from his fellow service members; still, he appears to have shared with many others the experience of coming home to a country unprepared to meet his needs.

April 3, 2014

A bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday asks the administration to make a clearer distinction between combatants and civilians.

April 2, 2014

“I don't want to sound alarmist,” says Stephen Cohen, “but I believe we've come certainly to the worst crisis since the Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States and Russia.”

March 28, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel pays tribute to the late Jonathan Schell, whose intrepid journalism and passionate conviction inspired a generation.

March 28, 2014

Once you accept that everything you say or do is being recorded, you can start recognizing the advantages of omnipresent surveillance. 

March 25, 2014

The CIA and NSA routinely ignore the Constitution, yet want the Justice Department to protect them from an over-reaching Congress.

March 24, 2014