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Gaza

We don’t even seem to have a right to exist or defend ourselves. That right, according to the United States, belongs to Israel alone.

Benjamin Netanyahu

By demonizing the Palestinian leadership, the Israeli prime minister raised expectations for a decisive victory and opened the door for attacks from the right.

Palestinian woman

Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.

Burning an American Flag

American military and corporate power have triumphed over all rivals—so why does the United States still struggle to impose its will on the world?

Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein Jordan UN

Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein’s predecessor, Navi Pillay, drew attention to human rights violations across the globe. Will Zeid do the same?

Ukrainian Refugees

Tens of thousands have fled in the wake of ongoing fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama made a big deal of turning the page on Bush-era “interrogration techniques,” but how much has really changed?

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.

Blogs

Still hawkish, IAEA's Heinonen says Iran's centrifuges aren't working well and that Tehran will face enormous difficulty if it decides to refine its uranium to weapons-grade quality from the current, low-level fuel quality.

November 1, 2010

War in Iraq, war in Afghanistan, possible attack on Iran—oh, what the heck, why not Yemen, too?

November 1, 2010

That big sucking sound you don't hear? That's the war—spending that's getting away with murder.

October 27, 2010

The military and the intelligence agencies are putting out contradictory reports about whether the surge in Afghanistan is working, or not? In the end, Obama can choose to get out either way.

October 27, 2010

Documents recently released by WikiLeaks confirm that the Pentagon knew about the real civilian death toll in Iraq, and that security forces were torturing detainees.

October 26, 2010

A former ambassador to Iraq says that in spite of Iran's clout in Iraq, the next Iraqi government—led once again by Prime Minister Maliki—will ask the US to stay on past 2011.

October 25, 2010

What price do we place on the life of a 9-year-old boy, shot by one of our soldiers?



October 23, 2010

The Afghan president also faces armed resistance to a Taliban deal from his erstwhile allies in the old, anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, who are rearing and preparing for civil war.

October 20, 2010

When officials refuse to act, whistleblowers need "a safety valve."

October 17, 2010

With Bob Gates on the way out, and a new national security adviser who's a war skeptic, Obama has shifted gears on negotiating with the Taliban.

October 14, 2010