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Malaysia MH17 Ukraine crash

Western sanctions against Russia have done nothing to curb Putin’s support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, and may in fact have turned a regional dispute into an international crisis.

More than 240 Palestinians have been killed in air strikes, nearly 77 percent of them civilians, including almost fifty children.

Baghdad Car Bomb

“Fear, arbitrary arrests, indiscriminate bombing, killing, an uncertain future—this is the new democratic Iraq.”

Gaza

If Israel is not brought to justice, it will commit the same crimes again and again.

Matteo Renzi

The old left sneers at the recently elected Matteo Renzi. But he’s already carried out undeniably redistributive measures during his brief tenure.

We may honorably disagree about how to resolve the crisis—but not about deeds that are rising to the level of war crimes.

Neocon think tanks get millions from wealthy donors, which they use to game the system, buy influence—and push for regime change.

V.S. Naipaul

A reporter’s journey involves writing with a sense of history and without false consolation.

Gaza

We don’t even seem to have a right to exist or defend ourselves. That right, according to the United States, belongs to Israel alone.

Blogs

It’s the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of WWI.

December 23, 2014

The president's announcement this week was a long overdue step into the twenty-first century.

December 23, 2014

Now that President Obama has broken the taboo on recognizing Cuba, he should send a US ambassador to Palestine as a prerequisite for a comprehensive peace treaty.

December 23, 2014

An estimated half-million to 1.5 million children are involved in the cocoa trade. 

December 22, 2014

“It is unacceptable that the Defense Department continues to waste massive amounts of money,” Sanders argues.

December 18, 2014

Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014

The two countries have resumed a dialogue after fifty years.

December 17, 2014

The history of US-Cuban relations in the last fifty-five years is the history of the loss of American prestige.

December 17, 2014

Dick Cheney clarifies what he means by American Exceptionalism.

December 17, 2014

The region’s transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the United States would be wise to heed: “Never again.”

December 12, 2014