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Russian soldier

The international community should be pushing for compromise to prevent this fragile and bitterly divided country from breaking apart.

Pentagon

Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year. 

The National Front leader has cleverly rebranded her father’s party, cloaking its far-right agenda with liberal rhetoric.
 

VW

German corporations are far more respectful of worker rights—and may have more influence on future US developments than our politicians realize.

Vladimir Putin

Conservative hysteria over Putin’s aggression in 2014 is eerily reminiscent of right-wing reaction to a previous Crimean adventure, at the dawn of the Cold War.

Turkey protest

Last summer's protest movement has faded, but now, after eleven years in power, Prime Minister Erdogan faces unprecedented corruption allegations.

Petromachismo

Rising oil and gas production close to home is enabling a more aggressive stance toward rivals abroad.

Venezuela protest

Today’s protests are a callejón sin salida, a dead end.

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

Blogs

As the Obama administration increasingly embraces a Cold War mentality in its dealings with Putin's Russa, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen asks, where are the dissenting voices?

April 23, 2014

“It would be a mistake to think that the diplomats who sat down in Geneva this week control the situation,” says Stephen Cohen.

April 21, 2014

Russia’s foreign minister threatens further intervention as Biden arrives in Kiev.

April 21, 2014

The Nation’s Stephen Cohen theorizes about President Putin’s motivations in Ukraine on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

April 18, 2014

Diplomacy gains ground, but there’s a long way to go.

April 18, 2014

Two top editors claim they didn’t really know.

April 18, 2014

Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appeared on Democracy Now on Thursday, criticizing Obama and NATO for provoking a heightened conflict with Russia over Ukraine.

April 17, 2014

We don’t need a new Cold War.

April 17, 2014

As the conflict escalates, so too does the possibility of a military confrontation between the United States–NATO and Russia.

April 16, 2014

It isn’t clear how far Putin will go, but diplomacy is the only answer.

April 16, 2014