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G.I. Joe

Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader and making war in children’s culture.

Seoul rally

At ceremonies held around the sixtieth anniversary of the Korean armistice, the president sounded bellicose notes, while failing to mention national unification.

US military

And other headlines from an upside-down history of the US military and the world.

Iraq Veterans Against the War and human rights organizations in both the US and Iraq are collecting signatures for a petition to pressure the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to hold a hearing on the human rights impacts of US wars.

Kerry and Netanyahu

Washington’s assurances that it will defend Israel no matter what it does, however objectionable, kill any hope of a two-state solution to the conflict.

Border

Here's how to turn the US-Mexican border into a war zone.

Egypt

Deadly clashes shock a nation fresh off the heels of a military coup.

Supporters of Hassan Rouhani

In a clear challenge to hardliners, President-elect Hassan Rouhani vowed, ‘I have come to destroy extremism.’

Guatemala's ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt

The reputations of Reagan-era officials who enabled the Guatemalan genocide have not been tarnished.

Congolese soldier

The US military's involvement in the unraveling of a continent.

Blogs

Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel joins the The Diane Rehm Show to assess Obama's vision for America’s role in world affairs.

May 30, 2014

The crisis in Ukraine winds down in the wake of Poroshenko’s chocolate-covered win.

May 30, 2014

Not quite a neoconservative, Christie is still sounding a lot like, well, Hillary Clinton when it comes to world affairs.

May 29, 2014

Dr. Stephen Cohen appears on The John Batchelor Show to discuss the election results in Ukraine.  

May 29, 2014

Despite talk of a pivot to Asia, the US military‘s gaze has settled on Africa. 

May 28, 2014

Pope Francis’ seemingly impromptu prayer at Israel's apartheid wall hinted at a radical critique of Israel in an otherwise carefully orchestrated trip.

May 28, 2014

The president delivers a robust defense of his reluctance to use military force. Well, except for drones.

May 28, 2014

Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda.

May 27, 2014

As secretary of state, Clinton accomplished little, but usually came down on the side of using force.

May 27, 2014

Tomorrow’s West Point speech may explain it all.

May 27, 2014