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In 2000, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan posed a question to
the Millennium Summit of the UN: "If humanitarian intervention is,
indeed, an unacceptable assault on sovereignty, how s

Abida Bano sits on the floor of a crowded makeshift relief building
in Ahmedebad, the largest city in Gujarat, holding her 10-month-old
daughter.

Iraq's decision to accept the United Nations Security Council
resolution, passed unanimously on November 8, sets in motion a tightly
scripted plan for UN arms inspectors to return to Iraq.

The eleventh floor of the federal building in Newark is not a place
anyone visits by choice. The air-conditioning is always either too cold
or not cold enough.

The talk of war has done its job.
Rove's hopes were far exceeded.
So maybe, with the voting done,
The war itself's not needed.

Gioconda Belli--poet, novelist, society belle reborn as Sandinista
comrade--has written a memoir of the Nicaraguan struggle that reads like
a romance--a romance with politics and revolution, ce

On March 16, 1972, readers in Italy and throughout the publishing world
were shocked by the day's headlines.

The study of the Soviet Union in the United States, as distinguished from random journalism, memoirs and polemics, began on the right foot.

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The debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.

March 4, 2015

Okinawans have voted overwhelmingly to close a key US forward base in Asia.

March 4, 2015

Hint: it’s not to pressure the US into striking a better deal with Iran.

March 3, 2015

A top defense official says the lack of geographic limits was “very deliberate” and could be used to fight a worldwide war against “extremism.”

March 3, 2015

The right-wing ‘pro-Israel’ lobby is slowly losing its bipartisan appeal. Here's why that's a good thing.

March 3, 2015

Without serious reform, migrant fishers in Thailand will remain as disposable as fish bait.

March 2, 2015

The government and the opposition do battle as ordinary Venezuelans weather an economic crisis.

March 2, 2015

The Fox News host's exaggerations are bad—but his failure to report on murders committed by US allies is even more disturbing.

February 27, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses this month's negotiations over the conflict in Ukraine and the current proposal for a Ukrainian federation.

February 27, 2015

Those who claim that this destructive cult’s ideology reflects some essential aspect of Islam are obscuring its origins—in George W. Bush’s illegal war that destroyed Iraq and fomented sectarian extremism.

February 24, 2015