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Chilean presidential candidates

The presidential runoff between Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei presents an opportunity to overcome Pinochet's twisted legacy.

Samurai sword

Three decades after World War II, a veteran returns to Japan on a quest of kindness.

Cuban and American flags

Irrational US policy is keeping hundreds of thousands of Cubans from spending the holidays with their families.

1:12 Initiative

An initiative to do just that failed at the ballot box, but gave us all some welcome inspiration.

The Grey Lady’s recent editorial on Ukraine and Vladimir Putin was one-dimensional and ideological.

Kremlevskaya Naberezhnaya street and Moscow skyline.

Questions from Novaya Gazeta on the Soviet Union, segregation and Russia today.

Prison

In the wake of 9/11, prosecutors have embraced “special administrative measures” to keep terrorism suspects guilty until proven otherwise.

(Reuters/Denis Sinyakov)

Hamid Karzai is right: it compromises Afghan sovereignty and ensures ten more years of US occupation.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Why it’s hard to make sense of US foreign policy.

Blogs

Does the silence of the Obama administration on the uprisings in Yemen have something to do with the US-backed president's role as a crucial partner in the war on terror?

March 22, 2011

"We have already spent trillions of dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.... Now, the President is plunging the United States into yet another war we cannot afford," argues the congressman.

March 22, 2011

Obama, in Chile, celebrates Latin American democracy while telling Chileans to not cling to the past.

March 22, 2011

The fact that Susan Rice, Samantha Power and Hillary Clinton skillfully argued for military intervention in Libya and won their point is not very interesting. So why is Robert Dreyfuss so shocked by it?

March 22, 2011

The conflict between regime change and the mission to "protect civilians."

March 22, 2011

Obama asks for Brazil’s help in solving US domestic problems, but offers little in return.

March 21, 2011

Even if a war is considered "just," even if it is launched under the auspices of the UN, US military interventions should be debated and approved by Congress before they are launched.

March 20, 2011

The White House posted a photo of Obama huddling with his national security team.

March 20, 2011

There's no legitimacy to the UN vote on military action against Qaddafi.

March 19, 2011

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

March 19, 2011