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maritime operation

Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the waters off West Africa. 

ISIS strike

Former top UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi lays out how decades of naïveté about Arab societies, poor planning and post-conflict miscalculations have fostered a deep mistrust and lack of confidence in the United States.

American soldier

After more than two decades of empty declarations of victory in Iraq, “success,” however defined, is impossible. 

Despite the pretentions of our governing and pundit classes, America has neither the right nor the resources to act as a kind of tutor to burgeoning democracies.

Protest Rally

Because our leaders didn’t listen, or listened too late, the end came in Vietnam as a total catastrophe. It’s not too late to avoid a repeat in Syria.

US Special Operations Command Africa

A new internal investigation reveals just how poorly US African Command has handled its humanitarian missions.

“Don't do stupid stuff”—his shorthand for avoiding unnecessary entanglements—actually has deep roots in US strategic thinking.

ISIS Tank

If we don’t act now, constitutional restraints on presidential warmaking will be eviscerated.

The country’s troubles will not end even if fighting ceases in its southeastern regions.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Under the spurious claim of protecting “civility,” the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has caved in to the McCarthyite bullying of the Israel lobby.

Blogs

Five years after the devastating earthquake, has Haiti fallen into de facto dictatorship?

January 22, 2015

Stephen Cohen on continued conflict in Ukraine. 

January 22, 2015

President Obama’s speech was a mixed bag for progressives on foreign policy.

January 21, 2015

The Nation's Stephen Cohen tells John Batchelor why the latest violence in Ukraine reminds him of the early eighties.

January 15, 2015

Five years after its earthquake, and more than ten years after its coup, the UN needs to be out and Haiti needs to be free.

January 15, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel visits The Ed Show to discuss cybersecurity following the attacks in Paris. 

January 13, 2015

The United States had backed Saddam Hussein in Iraq’s long war with Iran, but by the time the war ended in 1988 Iraq was deeply in debt—not least to neighboring Kuwait. In The Nation, Andy Kopkind warned of the consequences of “the wider war.”

January 12, 2015

What would it look like if liberals like Packer cared about the disappearance of forty-three students in Ayotzinapa the way they cared about the Charlie Hebdo massacre?

January 11, 2015

The Aswan Dam was a crucial construction project for Egypt after the 1952 revolution. President Gamal Abdel Nasser was looking to elevate Egypt as the leader of a pan-Arab unity movement.

January 9, 2015

In his appearance on The John Batchelor Show, Stephen Cohen exposes an “astonishing piece of media malpractice” by The New York Times.

January 7, 2015