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Lakhdar Brahimi

Thanks to the deft negotiations of this veteran UN troubleshooter, tensions have eased in the Geneva peace talks. 

In Tunisia, secularists and Islamists produced a landmark constitution—without Western interference.

Amr Hamzawy

Amr Hamzawy was one of the few liberals who condemned both the Morsi government’s misrule and the military coup. Now he’s increasingly isolated.

Guantánamo Bay

Prominent lawyers from Obama's home state of Illinois urge the president to shutter the infamous, illegal prison. 

Putin

How the American media misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine.

Dick Cheney

It was Dick Cheney, more than any other official, who set the terms for the post-9/11 world we all share.

Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

Obama and Singh

On human rights, nuclear energy, climate change and more, the US and India are set to clash. 

Advertisement for “Thames Town” development, Songjiang New City, Shanghai, China

The urbanization of China and infusion of Western forms amounts to a second Cultural Revolution.

Blogs

A look back at the lead up to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

July 30, 2011

A look back at the lead up to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

July 29, 2011

 A look back at the lead up to bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

July 28, 2011

On Capitol Hill, Muslim students confront Islamophobia.

 

July 27, 2011

After Anders Breivik murdered dozens of young socialists, Beck compared the dead to “Hitler Youth.” But the slain were actually heirs to a great tradition of battling Nazis.

July 26, 2011

From Washington to Athens, financiers are dictating the terms of politics.

July 26, 2011

Looking back at the lead up to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

July 26, 2011

A new look at the lead up to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

July 25, 2011

Islam-bashing conservatives like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller influenced the fanatic who terrorized Norway. The question now is—to what degree?

July 25, 2011

After a frenzy of press coverage of the Afghan war logs, why did Americans hold off on a debate about the war?

July 25, 2011