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Iraq funeral

Conditions in Iraq, not surprisingly, bear little resemblance to the fantasyland touted by America’s recent presidents.

Iraq violence

Our political system has turned thoroughly masculine, paranoid, quarrelsome, secretive, greedy, aggressive and violent—not unlike a wife beater.

Operation Shock and Awe

On the tenth anniversary of the US invasion, the country is mired in a permanent crisis of sectarian violence, pervasive corruption and broken infrastructure.

Chlorine plant Iraq

Our self-righteous country has a history of justifying conflicts that were based on lies.

Vietnam War

It’s time to start asking questions of our veterans—hard questions—so that they're not shouldering the blame, or truth, of war alone.

Funeral in Iraq

Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.

Obama

It's time to curtail the executive branch’s war-making powers—before it’s too late.

Lockheed Martin

The biggest defense contractors are reaping profits off taxpayer dollars—whatever the mood of the moment.

Massai women at an anti-gender-based violence protest

The Helms Amendment bans the use of US foreign aid for all abortion care, including for victims of sexual assault. This International Women's Day, it's time to remember their plight.

Blogs

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

According to one of its producers, the film “tells the story of two ex-soldiers... who walk across the country in a bid to heal from their time on the battlefield.”

May 27, 2014

Dr. Stephen Cohen joins The John Batchelor Show to discuss the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine. 

May 22, 2014

It’s the product of both deregulatory neoliberal capitalism and Korea’s authoritarian past—a history in which the United States played no small part.

May 21, 2014

Patience is needed on all sides, and the US ought to make clear what sanctions relief Iran can expect once a deal is done.

May 19, 2014

Boko Haram is a monstrous group, but fighting it is not America’s job.

May 14, 2014

The first step is a return to common sense about basic reality: Ukraine is and has been a deeply divided country. 

May 13, 2014

Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appears on Democracy Now to discuss the frightening implications of US support for the ruling government in Kiev.

May 12, 2014

Hardliners in Israel, in Iran and in Congress are in the minority, it seems.

May 12, 2014