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Prospective winners (drone makers) and losers (Iraqis, Afghans and Americans) in the "War on Terror."

China is slowly winning control of the Greater Middle East and Central Asia's energy supplies with deals, strategy and lots of pipe.

"The idea that Obama is making good on a campaign promise to end the war is playing with words,” says The Nation's Jeremy Scahill.

“We never walked into Iran,” the three American hikers who have been detained in Iran since July 2009 say during a televised interview last month.

NYU professor and Nation writer Greg Grandin on GRITtv discussing Honduras, Colombia and Glenn Beck's "particular brand of Americanism that can't escape a tourette-like reference to race."

Nation Contributing Editor Christian Parenti talks about Obama’s lack of planning when it comes to Af-Pak.

Germany has problems--but on healthcare and gun control, it's way ahead of the States.

US war-fighting numbers to knock your socks off.

Is the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority a "radical bean counter" or savior of the two-state solution?

It is Chile's democratic, socialist roots, not the free-marketers who prevailed after Pinochet's coup, that are to thank for the strict building codes that have protected citizens from the earthquake.

Blogs

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel calls for an end to sabre-rattling over Ukraine in an appearance on CNN’s Amanpour

March 5, 2014

This week, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appeared on the John Batchelor Show and The O'Reilly Factor to discuss the geopolitical stakes of the unrest in Ukraine. 

February 19, 2014

It’s a tragedy made worse by America’s overreaching.

February 19, 2014

And the White House is not happy.

December 12, 2013

A 60 Minutes host and producer face the music for serious journalistic impropriety.

November 26, 2013

New sanctions could ruin the prospects for a long-term accord, giving ammunition to hardliners in Iran while causing the existing sanctions regime to collapse. 

November 26, 2013

Despite objections from Israel and the usual suspects.

November 11, 2013

The super-typhoon that just hit the Philippines should be a wake-up call for climate-change negotiators in Warsaw.

November 11, 2013

The key witness in CBS’s report may have some credibility issues.

November 1, 2013

Saudi Arabia breaks with the United States over Syria policy.

October 22, 2013