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Caracas protest

An imperial era is on the wane, war is in absentia and there are no rising great powers on the horizon.

Ukraine protest

Unless the country embraces the ideal of cultural pluralism within one nation, crises like this one will continue to erupt.

Kenneth Bae

Resolving this injustice could open doors for diplomacy between the US and North Korea. 

Amr Hamzawy

Amr Hamzawy was one of the few liberals who condemned both the Morsi government’s misrule and the military coup. Now he’s increasingly isolated.

Bill de Blasio

The powerful right-wing lobby doesn’t represent most American Jews, and it’s no longer the only game in town.

SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel

Can they survive another grand coalition with Angela Merkel’s CDU—and is it too late to rejuvenate the party that once subordinated capitalism to the public good?

East Jerusalem

Decades of Jewish settlement and Arab dispossession have radically changed the demographic makeup of this Palestinian capital.

Graffiti in Asunción (Natalia Viana)

President Fernando Lugo's ouster was called a coup in South America. But the US didn't blink.

US-Cuban Diplomacy

Fifty years later, James Donovan's "metadiplomacy" shows that normal relations are possible.

The film is a seven-pronged attempt to making US torture and detention policies once again palatable.

Blogs

An interview with UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

February 20, 2013

Providing services to fight poverty overseas is a much better bang for our buck than stationing soldiers there.

February 20, 2013

Liberals concerned with Israel often miss the inconvenient fact of the radical Palestinian organization's human rights abuses in the Gaza Strip. Reed Richardson also writes about the outsized State of the Union response allowed to the Tea Party. 

February 14, 2013

In the Algerian “rescue,” blundering, botched unilateralism. In 1975, America showed them the way.

January 20, 2013

In How Isreal Lost: The Four Questions, the Jewish journalist boldly condemned Israeli occupation policies.

January 9, 2013

A monitoring organization is slamming Walmart for creating the conditions for the fire that killed 112 workers.

November 26, 2012

Israel's air force assassinated Hamas leader Ahmad Jaabari. As the Israeli airstrikes continued today, seven more Palestinians were killed and at least 30 were injured, ten critically.

November 14, 2012

Data obtained by The Nation show that recent attacks on US troops by uniformed Afghans will also mean higher civilian casualties. 

September 18, 2012

Almost everything most of the media told us about the man behind the anti-Islam film that sparked riots in the Arab world was wrong.

September 13, 2012

Netanyahu isn’t going to bomb Iran. But his crazy threats may pay off.

August 22, 2012