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Obama’s “Smart Power’ foreign policy not smart at all.

With a new SEC regulation, no longer will big oil and mining companies be able to hide under-the-table payments to crooked Third World governments.

How an American disaster paved the way for Big Oil’s rise—and possible fall—in Iraq.

Ecuador’s refusal to turn Assange over to the British threatens more turmoil between the US and newly independent Latin America.

#YoSoy132 protest

The emerging #YoSoy132 student movement has shaken up the usual staid political classes heading into the July 1 vote—maybe for good.

Four ways the President is pursuing Cheney's geopolitics of global energy.

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.

Blogs

Dozens of poor El Salvadorans were killed during the bishop’s funeral thirty five years ago.

March 25, 2015

House GOP lauds Netanyahu’s win as "hard-fought and well-earned."

March 20, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses whether the ceasefire, enforced by Minsk II, has the potential to return the Russian-Ukrainian border to the Kiev government.

March 19, 2015

The crisis in Ukraine has reached a fork in the road.

March 12, 2015

By declaring Venezuela a national security threat, Obama has actually strengthened president Maduro.

March 10, 2015

Hint: it’s not to pressure the US into striking a better deal with Iran.

March 3, 2015

This is the most dangerous geopolitical situation since the Cuban missile crisis. 

February 19, 2015

The Nation’s Stephen Cohen tells John Batchelor that the fragile deal may be the last exit on the road to war with Russia.

February 18, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks to John Batchelor about the dangers of sending lethal aid to Ukraine.

February 12, 2015

The Syriza coalition is not just pushing for a better deal—it is saying no to a self-destructive game.

February 12, 2015