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The Interview premiere

The film perpetuates America’s myth of itself as the guardian of global peace. But in reality, it’s the United States that has too hastily escalated sanctions.

Soldier and humvee in Iraq

Iraqis have a saying: “The rug is never sold”—meaning that there’s always more money to be made from any transaction. American defense contractors would agree.

Pablo Iglesias

Just a year after its founding, it’s the country’s leading party.

Eric Bolling on Fox

In the wake of the Paris attacks, moral idiots play their predictable roles.

The sad irony of terrorism is that it sparks a backlash against the very groups it seeks to champion.

Sheldon Adelson

United Against Nuclear Iran collected nearly one-third of its 2013 revenue from the Las Vegas–based casino magnate.

American soldier

Here’s why the “War on Terror” is not your battle.

American flag

Americans living abroad are burdened with a difficult task: explaining a country that doesn't make much sense.

Tidy stories reducing the atrocity to a clash of civilizations or a problem with integration are neither enlightening nor satisfying.

Blogs

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