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For a man who destroyed his country and wrecked or stole hundreds of thousands of lives, Slobodan Milosevic is an oddly colorless villain.

The capture of Saddam Hussein has raised the question of how best to hold him accountable for the horrendous human rights violations committed by his regime.

A confession is, by definition, a declaration of guilt.

Barely a month ago Prime Minister Tony Blair looked unstoppable. He'd survived, narrowly, a revolt within his own party over plans to allow universities to charge higher tuition fees.

It's been a while since Cuba, that caiman-shaped Caribbean isle, ceased to be a place on the map.

Meteorologists may disagree, but the political weather in Britain almost always comes from the United States.

When
Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a bloody coup on
September 11, 1973, the Nixon Administration declared its support for
the "preservation of Chilean democracy." In

Editor's Note: The Nation gives its columnists the widest possible latitude and, as readers know, their views are not always those of the magazine. In this instance, however, the editor wants to go on record as disagreeing profoundly with the analogies made by Alexander Cockburn in this column.

New documents detail how Rumsfeld and Reagan let Iraq know it was just fine to keep using chemical weapons against Iran and the Kurds.

Brilliant, spirited, but he's stayed too long.

Blogs

In El Salvador, Barack Obama pays tribute to Oscar Romero.

March 23, 2011

NPR's Pravda-like headline tells the story before it actually happened.

March 19, 2011

US has failed to keep Aristide from returning to Haiti.  Expected to arrive tonight, he already has received a death threat—from a major candidate in this Sunday’s presidential runoff election.

March 18, 2011

As Obama heads for Brazil, he might cross flight paths with Aristide, soon expected to return to Haiti

March 17, 2011

An anti-Qaddafi government takes shape.

March 10, 2011

Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen Cohen on Russia Today talk about whether the US should take action in Libya.

March 9, 2011

Mousavi, Karroubi reportedly taken to army prison, amid demands that they be executed.

March 2, 2011

The young people protesting in Arab capitals right now want a meaningful break with the status quo and, in many ways, that means a break from American support.

March 2, 2011

Mikhail Gorbachev's 80th birthday is an opportunity to reconsider a complicated legacy of reform.

March 1, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time keeping track of who is responsible for the Arab uprisings.

February 25, 2011