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Hugo Chavez sign

Yes, the Venezuelan president could be a strongman. But he leaves behind what might be called the most democratic country in the Western Hemisphere.

Vladimir Putin

The president should stem growing tensions with Russia to earn its cooperation in combating terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

Clashes across the country have put the legitimacy of the Morsi government in question.

Netanyahu

It is long past time to reject expansionism, intolerance and structural inequality and define what democratic Israeli patriotism really stands for.

Soldier in Israel

At long last, this may be the year Washington puts the brakes on Israeli settlement expansion into Palestinian lands. 

Morsi's latest power play has sparked the largest uprisings in Egypt since Mubarak was ousted.

Street clashes in Cairo

Seven people are dead and more than 670 were injured in the violence, as several officials resign in protest.

The tangled diplomacy over UN recognition seemed to affirm that Hamas’s defiance pays greater dividends than the Palestinian Authority’s conciliation.

Mohammed Morsi

The newly elected Egyptian president, at the center of cease-fire talks between Hamas and Israel, is under heavy domestic and international pressure from all sides.

Jesse Jackson and Gambian president Yahyah Jammeh

The reverend sat down with The Nation to talk about his humanitarian trip to Africa and poverty in America.

Blogs

Over the next few weeks, President Obama will meet the leaders of Israel, Jordan and nearly all of the Persian Gulf Arab states.

February 13, 2014

The Israel lobby, defeated on Iran, is in a weakened state when it comes to what it really cares about: Israel itself.

February 3, 2014

Stephen Cohen appears on the John Batchelor Show and KPFA 94.1’s Letters and Politics to discuss the escalating violence in Kiev. 

January 23, 2014

It’s ugly, but the United States ought to stay out of it.

December 19, 2013

How do the two trailblazers compare?

December 11, 2013

Few people know that Mandela was a global leader on reproductive freedom.

December 9, 2013

He defended collective bargaining, championed international solidarity and proudly carried a UAW card.

December 6, 2013

The classic 1970s song that brought attention to South African apartheid.

December 6, 2013

Few, if any, of the towering figures of the twentieth century inspired as many people, or as many songs, as Nelson Mandela.

December 5, 2013

New sanctions could ruin the prospects for a long-term accord, giving ammunition to hardliners in Iran while causing the existing sanctions regime to collapse. 

November 26, 2013