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Jack Matlock makes the case for the United States reaching a practical compromise with Russia.

US Army soldiers in Afghanistan

The domestic arms race in America is a one-way street—and the question is what awaits us up the road.

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)

Greece’s new finance minister has studied a huge, functioning economy in incredible detail already—through an online multiplayer videogame.

Cowboy Indian Alliance protest against Keystone XL

Keystone XL is part of a new colonial project—and Canada and Mexico are the frontiers.

The crisis shows no signs of ending, and Egypt is no refuge. Europe must do more to take them in.

It would lead to more killing and end the last remnants of cooperation between Washington and Moscow.

The Israel PM’s visit can hardly get more outrageous.

General Antonio Taguba

Bush and Cheney claimed torture was the only option. These soldiers, agents and nurses proved them wrong.

Napalm strike in Vietnam

Instead of confronting the truth, we scrubbed the record clean—and we’re still paying for it in Afghanistan and Iraq today.

geoengineering

An opinion piece in Nature calling for geoengineering tests fails to mention the most significant problem with these experiments.

Blogs

That paranoid claim, trumpeted by Netanyahu and many Arab leaders, ignores the grassroots nature of regional movements.

March 30, 2015

An American journalist uncovers some ugly truths about the “forgotten war.”

March 30, 2015

The monarchy's motivations are not primarily sectarian.

March 27, 2015

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks with Jon Batchelor about how history informs the Ukranian crisis today.

March 25, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

Dozens of poor El Salvadorans were killed during the bishop’s funeral thirty five years ago.

March 25, 2015

Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.

March 20, 2015

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

House GOP lauds Netanyahu’s win as "hard-fought and well-earned."

March 20, 2015