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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.

Student protesters

A left-leaning student movement could provide an alternative to the right-wing dominance of Ukraine’s street protests and parliamentary politics.

Blogs

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

Could China’s justice system be morphing from an instrument of the authoritarian state into a contested political terrain?

April 16, 2014

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the US government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.

April 16, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Sonali Kolhatkar on Uprising Radio to discuss the unfolding crisis.

April 15, 2014

Do limits on after-hours e-mail reflect French culture’s laziness or American culture’s malaise?

April 14, 2014

Israel's justice minister agrees with Kerry that hardliners are sabotaging the peace talks.

April 14, 2014

Hundreds of thousands have fled dictatorship—only to face trafficking, exploitation and hostility throughout North Africa and the Sahel.

April 11, 2014