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The growing threats of nuclear war and environmental catastrophe make it hard to bet on the survival of our species.

Gitmo

Before the Iraq War, there was Guantánamo, the AUMF, My Lai and more. What you don’t know can hurt you.

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.

Blogs

Bolivia has found a way to cut coca production without sacrificing the leaf's cultural importance or cracking down on small growers. But Washington's not having it.

September 22, 2014

Obama has succumbed to the “War Party” on both sides of the aisle, and should revert back to his “don’t do stupid stuff” policy.

September 22, 2014

Fox News becomes a caricature of itself, again.

September 16, 2014

US military officials outlined several scenarios ground troops could end up fighting in Iraq and said Obama hasn’t closed the door.

September 16, 2014

The United States can’t create peace by military force. We can only add to the destruction.

September 16, 2014

The former secretary of state and President Obama seem to be struggling with the whole “when in the course of human events…” thing.

September 16, 2014

If President Obama denounces military action, why is he preparing for another war in Iraq and Syria?

September 15, 2014

Appearing on Democracy Now! Monday morning, Lee Fang discussed "Who's Paying the Pro-War Pundits?"—his latest for The Nation.

September 15, 2014

Backed by US development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.

September 12, 2014

Though it scarcely makes headlines, the Central African Republic’s vicious civil war has created a sickening humanitarian crisis.

September 11, 2014