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Caracas protest

An imperial era is on the wane, war is in absentia and there are no rising great powers on the horizon.

Ukraine protest

Unless the country embraces the ideal of cultural pluralism within one nation, crises like this one will continue to erupt.

Act of Killing

The brilliant Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing depicts the horrifying mass murder in Indonesia in the 1960s—but the US was no mere observer. 

Obama and Cameron

Britain’s citizenship deprivation processes may help obscure the Obama administration’s willingness to kill and kidnap Britons.

President Obama

On issues ranging from transparency to torture, “thou shalt not” became “thou shalt.”

Israeli soldier and tank

The story of contemporary Israel as written by Max Blumenthal is not easy to read.

Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

Venezuela

The protests this week have far more to do with returning economic and political elites to power than with their downfall.

Anti-government protesters

All parties involved share responsibility for the failure of negotiations and the escalation of violence in Ukraine. 

Blogs

Jeremy Scahill says secret documents reveal Blackwater's relationships with multinational corporations like Monsanto and Chevron, as well as to foreign governments.

September 20, 2010

 More and more, as the economic crisis continues and unemployment stays high, many politicians, labor officials and economists want to blame China and worse, take it out on China by punishing Beijing with sanctions, tariffs and other measures, even at the risk of trade war. What the United States needs to do instead is to create a domestic industrial policy to revive manufacturing, tax the rich, strengthen education and job training, and other measures to revive American decline. One country that has done a lot of that already is Germany.

September 19, 2010

Reuel Gerecht and Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation of Defense for Democracies want Obama to confront China and Russia over doing business with Iran. Robert Dreyfuss argues that sanctions won't work.

September 17, 2010

In different ways, both the neocons and the unions are demanding that the Obama administration take strong action to punish, isolate and sanction China.

September 15, 2010

A former Cheney aide Michael Waltz blasts Obama at a New America Foundation forum, following the Foundation's recent internal disagreement over the war in Afghanistan.
 

September 14, 2010

McChrystal is identified in The Tillman Story (and earlier in various news probes) as a willing participant in the cover-up of how the soldier died.

September 10, 2010

Will the "Team B"–style approach open the debate over the Afghan war, in which the establishment has largely closed ranks in support of a failing strategy?

September 10, 2010

Newest pieces, women complaining about the attention given to Jonathan Franzen, some book and DVD recommendations and the latest mail.

September 9, 2010