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Oil money allows Hugo Chávez to do many things, but it will never be enough to buy a revolution.

Britain's incoming prime minister inherits a country transformed almost beyond recognition.

The one pledge Gordon Brown can deliver that would make his transition to power meaningful is to withdraw from Iraq immediately.

A videotaped hanging does not bring justice to Saddam's victims, living or dead.

Someone has to say it: The hanging of Saddam Hussein was an act of barbarism that mocks all of Bush's posturing on Iraq.

Justice and reconciliation for the victims of Saddam Hussein will not be found at the end of a hangman's rope.

More violence, waning chances for reconciliation and a trove of secrets taken to the grave.

The death of Chilean strongman Augusto Pinochet should not blunt the
work of healing the damage he has done and shining light on the truth.

Although the United States itches to do away with Hugo Chávez, his socialist
policies are alleviating poverty and earning the people's trust. To
Bush's chagrin, the Venezuelan leader is here to stay.

Bush insisted that Saddam Hussein's trial be held in Iraq so that an international tribunal would never expose America's history of support for the tyrant.

Blogs

Five years after the devastating earthquake, has Haiti fallen into de facto dictatorship?

January 22, 2015

Stephen Cohen on continued conflict in Ukraine. 

January 22, 2015

The Nation's Stephen Cohen tells John Batchelor why the latest violence in Ukraine reminds him of the early eighties.

January 15, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel visits The Ed Show to discuss cybersecurity following the attacks in Paris. 

January 13, 2015

Now that President Obama has broken the taboo on recognizing Cuba, he should send a US ambassador to Palestine as a prerequisite for a comprehensive peace treaty.

December 23, 2014

Stephen Cohen reflects on Putin’s “State of Russia” address.

December 11, 2014

Graduating from protesters to politicians, Chile’s student leaders achieved the legislative wins that have eluded their Occupy counterparts.

December 10, 2014

The people who deny that we’re in a new Cold War are the people who got us into it in the first place.

December 5, 2014

The only way to claim Ukraine “united” is to have given up on a full quarter of the country.

December 4, 2014

With a US-trained military officer now running Burkina Faso, will Washington press for a democratic transition or legitimize a military coup?

November 7, 2014