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Barack Obama

What does this election mean for the future of the country? Are electoral politics really a mechanism for change? 

The one key way in which Romney's foreign policy differs from Obama's.

It’s taking place amid deep intraparty divisions and growing public anger over corruption.

Alain Mabanckou

In Black Bazaar, characters vent and stumble over their shared obsession with the colonial past.

Romney, the quintessential vulture capitalist, knows the foreign policy debate has always been about maximizing profit.

President Barack Obama

The US empire is a lesson in how not to change a changing world. 

Libyan security forces

Beneath the political debates over the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens is a history of American meddling in the country—which set the stage for the assassination.

The United States and Pakistan have become the dysfunctional nuclear family of international relations.

What are the new rules of the political game in the Middle East? Nobody knows, but Marc Lynch’s The Arab Uprising is a useful guide.

Though the Cuban Missile Crisis was fifty years ago, imperial America and the threat of nuclear war remains. 

Blogs

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

Yazidi refugees now sleep in classrooms, hallways and the courtyards of facilities intended for children’s education. What happens when school starts?

September 10, 2014

NATO leaders—including President Obama—have escalated tensions in Ukraine while dismissing opportunities to bring the conflict to a reasonable conclusion quickly.

September 9, 2014