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In principle, I rather detest articles or items that begin or end with the words, "You heard it here first." Nonetheless, this is what I told the readers of this column on December 28, 1998, in r

Boris Yeltsin's sudden resignation as President on New Year's Eve provoked ritual praise of his legacy by the same editorial voices that have been championing him for nine years as Russia's great

Research assistance provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

A little broken glass in the streets of Seattle has transformed the World Trade Organization into a popular icon for the unregulated globalization that tramples human values on every continent, a

During the Battle in Seattle, The Nation and The Nation Institute kept a high profile, deploying a contingent of staff and contributors and helping to stage one of the best-r

The spectacle of human beings acting out mindless violence through pack behavior instills more terror in the heart than perhaps any other event in the natural world.

"Master of Space"--a motto of the United States Space Command, a joint Air Force, Army and Navy command set up by the Pentagon in 1985--says it all.

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Everyone is spinning the Iraq mission's so-called end but no one's willing to accept defeat.

September 2, 2010

Jeremy Scahill asks why former President George Bush deserves positive recognition for his contributions to the Iraq War.

September 2, 2010

President Obama has pledged to get the rest of US forces out of Iraq in 2011. But Iraq is still unstable and politically explosive, and it is increasingly in Iran's orbit. All that may cause Obama to reconsider his plans to pull out.

August 31, 2010

The president says the combat mission in Iraq is ended. But 50,000 troops remain. And most people are far less excited about changes in Iraq than they are worried by an expanding conflict in Afghanistan and a weak economy at home.

August 31, 2010

The military's most elite, secretive force has started advertising for highly-sensitive positions on public jobs sites. Is this 'Preparing the Battlefield' 2.0?

August 25, 2010

Parties of the right have moderate players—even leaders—in other countries. But not the US, where the proud tradition of moderate Republicanism is pretty much dead.

August 21, 2010

American troop strength in Iraq is declining, meaning that the US influence is declining, too. More than ever, the United States needs an understanding with Iran on keeping Iraq whole and violence-free.

August 19, 2010

DOD's latest report rehashes old concerns—including many from the Bush administration—while raising new ones.

August 17, 2010