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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.

The Obama administration's diplomatic engagement with Damascus should not come at the expense of democracy and human rights activists.

The continued portrayal of Haiti as the basket case of the hemisphere without accurate contextualization further wounds the Haitian people and misleads the American public.

Still relevant, fifty years later: William Appleman Williams's Tragedy of American Diplomacy.

Connecting the dots between North Korea and the United States.

Graduates of the Bush years, initiates of the Obama era, here's a commencement address that's suitably obscure and yet somehow ringing.

Blogs

If Rubio really wanted to position himself for 2016, he could seize on the implications of his question for a broader immigration reform bill: Adjustment for All!

January 28, 2015

Voting should have the power to begin the world over again.

January 28, 2015

Stephen Cohen on continued conflict in Ukraine. 

January 22, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel visits The Ed Show to discuss cybersecurity following the attacks in Paris. 

January 13, 2015

The Aswan Dam was a crucial construction project for Egypt after the 1952 revolution. President Gamal Abdel Nasser was looking to elevate Egypt as the leader of a pan-Arab unity movement.

January 9, 2015

From plummeting petroleum prices to political unrest, it has been decades since the fortunes of the kingdom were so much in doubt.

January 7, 2015

As he prepares to visit Washington, President Enrique Peña Nieto’s alibi is unraveling.

January 5, 2015

Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014

Poverty doesn’t cause terrorism, but poor countries face special problems in dealing with it.

December 8, 2014

When it comes to Ukraine, it’s time for the hawks to stand down.

November 25, 2014