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When the Pulitzer prizes were announced in April, surprisingly none of the hundreds of journalists covering the war in the Balkans last year were among the winners.

The politics of trade will always contrive to decide the most fateful questions in private while leaving public debate to chew over narrow, derivative issues.

Forty-six years after Lolita Lebrón and fellow Puerto Rican nationalists shot up the House of Representatives, wounding five members in a desperate act of defiance, Lebrón, along wi

The atrocities of the Afghan Taliban toward women have been widely reported in the Western press: women banned from work; forbidden to leave their homes unless shrouded in the burkha, a voluminou

The British government, increasingly desperate to silence a former MI5 intelligence officer who has been campaigning to expose government misconduct, has sued him and a London newspaper under the

A tangled web of disingenuous calculation marked developments there, and the public was the more deceived.

It will be a long time before we forget the picture flashed around the world of Elián González being rescued at gunpoint.

Perhaps one of the most fatuous theories ever promulgated was Francis Fukuyama's "End of History," put forth just as, in most parts of the world, history resumed its sanguinary progress as soon a

A quarter-century after the end of the Vietnam War, and eleven years after the collapse of the Berlin wall, it has become commonplace to say that we Americans have no consensus on foreign policy.

The turn of the millennium provided yet another occasion to celebrate a triumphant American Century.

Blogs

The arguments against poorly-structured sanctions against Iran were that they would undermine democracy movements, stir anti-U.S. sentiment and do nothing to promote disarmament. Unfortunately, most members of Congress refused to listen. Only 8 wise members voted "no."

June 27, 2010

The private defense operation formerly known as Blackwater—now called Xe—has cleaned up its act about as much as BP has cleaned up the Gulf, says Jeremy Scahill.

June 25, 2010

If July 2011 means anything at all, it means that President Obama has to pursue a political settlement single-mindedly. It won't be pretty, but the end result will be a power-sharing deal in which Pakistan and its Taliban allies play an important role in Kabul and in Afghanistan's Pashtun heartland.

June 25, 2010

Here we are again, if a general and a president are at odds—it must be a manhood-measuring contest.

June 24, 2010

Nation Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel tells Ed Schultz that McChrystal's departure gives Obama an opening for changing the trajectory of the American presence in Afghanistan.

June 24, 2010

The Alterman-editors Gaza exchange, Alter-reviews and mail.

June 24, 2010

The US says the planes will help Pakistan to "strike terrorists within their borders." Lockheed Martin cashes in on the deal.

June 24, 2010

Senior Editor Richard Kim appears CNN to explain The Nation's breaking revelation that three American hikers detained by the Iranian military almost a year ago were unlawfully captured on Iraqi soil.

June 24, 2010

There's no doubt, McChrystal was rightly relieved of his duties. But in the end, it was his words--not his actions--that sunk his ship. Blackwater's ship of misconduct, crime and murder sails on, powered by new CIA contracts.

June 24, 2010

Appropriations Committee chair David Obey, Sen. Russ Feingold and Rep. Dennis Kucinich get to the heart of the matter: The problem is not a reckless general. The problem is a reckless unwillingness to consider the case for exiting Afghanistan.

June 24, 2010