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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.


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.


As a historian and activist on the subject of the atomic bombing of Japan, I was relieved to watch the HBO series conclude two days ago with an unusually non-triumphal treatment of the subject. And here's why that still matters.

May 18, 2010

Katrina vanden Heuvel argues that Arizona’s immigration law will further marginalize the already male, pale and stale Republican Party.

May 18, 2010

A painful reminder of how long the debacle has dragged on. Newspaper editorials failed for years to advocate a phased U.S. withdrawal, and there was no "Cronkite moment" coming from TV. In fact, the first MSM legend to come out for a pullout was an unlikely advocate.

May 17, 2010

Stuart Eizenstat was a power player in the Clinton and Carter administrations. Now he's a lobbyist for George W Bush's favorite mercenary company.

May 14, 2010

Nation Contributing Editor Christian Parenti talks about Obama’s lack of planning when it comes to Af-Pak.

May 14, 2010

A new report suggests that the interrogation facility is run by a little-known unit of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

May 14, 2010

The United States, foolishly, is trying to undercut what might be the best hope for avoiding sanctions, confrontation and war with Iran.

May 14, 2010

The top commander in Afghanistan, who's spent his career in the shadow world of special ops, revealed little, but it was still fascinating.

May 13, 2010

More than 35 exciting job opportunities have opened up at the infamous mercenary company.

May 13, 2010

Two online databases provide a window into the world of private spooks and the undeclared US airwar in Pakistan.

May 13, 2010