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The vilifying charges levelled at Russia's president by the American media could undermine rational U.S. policy-making.

Nicolas Sarkozy

Socialist François Hollande defeated Sarko in the first-round vote. But the real victor may be National Front leader Marine Le Pen, now primed to play kingmaker.

Syrian rebel

As the Syrian government clings to repressive tactics it knows best, the conflict becomes ever more intractable.

Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, the relationship features more elements of cold-war conflict than of stable cooperation.

A new report has found the Assad regime responsible for crimes against humanity. Will it do anything to stop the bloodshed?

Joachim Gauck could offer too striking a contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s own devotion to a politics of small compromises. 

What role and responsibility does the United States have for the situation in Yemen?

Hamza Kashgari’s persecution—merely for tweeting uncertainty about his religious faith—exposes the cynicism and brutality of the kingdom’s royal-clerical rulers.

The Palestinian leader’s defiance of Washington was applauded in Ramallah. But his diplomatic daring has little chance of success without a unified national strategy that draws energy from the Arab uprisings.

As the Assad regime cracks down on protesters, it is waging a propaganda war on Syrians and stoking fears of a civil war.

Blogs

But Netanyahu and his ally, extremist Sheldon Adelson, are twin wrecking balls.

May 29, 2013

McCain seems worried by the idea of peace, and the State Department refuses to rule out a role for Iran.

May 15, 2013

The United States needs to tread carefully to avoid escalating the confrontation with Pyongyang.

April 15, 2013

A quick spin through The Nation's archives offers a running critique of the former Prime Minister and her ideology.

April 13, 2013

Washington wades deeper into the Middle East swamp.

April 12, 2013

Margaret Thatcher’s fancy funeral will be held this coming Wednesday. Along with the deceased prime minister, can we bury her most favorite slogan, too?

April 12, 2013

The allegations of army violence during the 2011 uprising come from a committee appointed by the president, but a new constitution may yet undermine justice.

April 11, 2013

The Conservative leader sold British workers down the river while pursuing a destructive foreign policy.

April 10, 2013

The media was outraged that people celebrated the death of Margaret Thatcher. If they're curious, they should ask someone deeply affected by her policies.

April 9, 2013

Margaret Thatcher's smiling villainy sparked a generation of dissent—and neoliberal policies that live on today.

April 8, 2013