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At age 70, a writer reflects on the so-called ‘American Century’—and the world it wrought.

Baghdad Car Bomb

“Fear, arbitrary arrests, indiscriminate bombing, killing, an uncertain future—this is the new democratic Iraq.”

Gaza

If Israel is not brought to justice, it will commit the same crimes again and again.

We may honorably disagree about how to resolve the crisis—but not about deeds that are rising to the level of war crimes.

Neocon think tanks get millions from wealthy donors, which they use to game the system, buy influence—and push for regime change.

Benjamin Netanyahu

By demonizing the Palestinian leadership, the Israeli prime minister raised expectations for a decisive victory and opened the door for attacks from the right.

Burning an American Flag

American military and corporate power have triumphed over all rivals—so why does the United States still struggle to impose its will on the world?

immigrant detention center

President Obama is showing little concern for international law, and none at all for Washington’s historic responsibility in Central America.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Our government has always justified its worst abuses of power—here and abroad—on the basis of “national security.”

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And expanding or strengthening NATO will make things worse.

April 28, 2014

Stephen Cohen discusses President Obama’s revived policy of containment against Russia on The Thom Hartmann Program. 

April 25, 2014

As the Obama administration increasingly embraces a Cold War mentality in its dealings with Putin's Russa, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen asks, where are the dissenting voices?

April 23, 2014

“It would be a mistake to think that the diplomats who sat down in Geneva this week control the situation,” says Stephen Cohen.

April 21, 2014

Russia’s foreign minister threatens further intervention as Biden arrives in Kiev.

April 21, 2014

The Nation’s Stephen Cohen theorizes about President Putin’s motivations in Ukraine on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

April 18, 2014

Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appeared on Democracy Now on Thursday, criticizing Obama and NATO for provoking a heightened conflict with Russia over Ukraine.

April 17, 2014

We don’t need a new Cold War.

April 17, 2014

As the conflict escalates, so too does the possibility of a military confrontation between the United States–NATO and Russia.

April 16, 2014

It isn’t clear how far Putin will go, but diplomacy is the only answer.

April 16, 2014