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Jack Matlock makes the case for the United States reaching a practical compromise with Russia.

US Army soldiers in Afghanistan

The domestic arms race in America is a one-way street—and the question is what awaits us up the road.

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)

Greece’s new finance minister has studied a huge, functioning economy in incredible detail already—through an online multiplayer videogame.

Cowboy Indian Alliance protest against Keystone XL

Keystone XL is part of a new colonial project—and Canada and Mexico are the frontiers.

The crisis shows no signs of ending, and Egypt is no refuge. Europe must do more to take them in.

It would lead to more killing and end the last remnants of cooperation between Washington and Moscow.

The Israel PM’s visit can hardly get more outrageous.

General Antonio Taguba

Bush and Cheney claimed torture was the only option. These soldiers, agents and nurses proved them wrong.

Napalm strike in Vietnam

Instead of confronting the truth, we scrubbed the record clean—and we’re still paying for it in Afghanistan and Iraq today.

geoengineering

An opinion piece in Nature calling for geoengineering tests fails to mention the most significant problem with these experiments.

Blogs

The idea that further Western imperialism could now bring order to the Middle East is the ultimate anachronism.

May 26, 2015

The fatal fire at a Philippines shoe factory exposes the ills of global free trade.

May 26, 2015

John Kerry’s Sochi visit was a turning point in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

May 22, 2015

The refugees are fleeing abduction, torture, and assault—that’s why they’ll continue trying to reach Europe any way they can. 

May 20, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

The veteran journalist tracked down the one man who could link the Nixon White House to the illegal bombing of Cambodia. 

May 20, 2015

The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 

May 19, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015

Especially when their cartoons are so dreadfully unpleasant.

May 19, 2015