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Syriza supporters

The election was a triumph for anti-austerity politics and a rejection of corruption. Now comes the hard part.

President Obama

Obama’s foreign policy may be lackluster—but at least it’s better than Bush’s “visionary” drive towards world dominion.

As demonstrators protest the government’s involvement in the disappearance of forty-three students in September, a case with many of the same grim hallmarks is getting renewed attention.

European Union

The complex federal project of the EU has proven fragile in the absence of a strong external threat.

A dining tent at a Red Crescent hospital, Hafir, 1916

Reconsidering how the Middle East was transformed by World War I.

Operation Crossroads in the Marshall Islands

The historic US nuclear testing site is taking its case for disarmament to the International Court of Justice.

US-Mexico border

Israeli companies are using the lessons they’ve learned occupying Gaza to militarize the US border.

The scientists at the Doomsday Clock say that failed political leadership on climate change and nuclear weapons endangers “every person on earth.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

With his latest crass interference in US politics, he may have dug a deep hole for himself—and for America’s Israel lobby.

Blogs

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

US liberalism and "democracy promotion" are in part to blame for current tensions with Russia.

March 20, 2015

After five decades of pretending otherwise, the Pentagon has reluctantly confirmed that Israel does indeed possess nuclear bombs, as well as awesome weapons technology similar to America’s.

March 20, 2015

The story Frank tells in his new memoir of Robert McNamara’s visit to Harvard in 1966 is, to put it generously, incomplete.

March 20, 2015