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Free Syrian Army soldiers

Before there was a civil war and before Syria became the world’s chessboard, there was a peaceful uprising for freedom and dignity.

Refugee voucher program

The views of refugees in Jordan are shaped by their individual experiences of war and their collective expatriation from home. 

Zaatari refugee camp

For Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari camp, arguments about international law ring hollow.

Obama briefs congressional delegation on Syria

Why saying no to Syria matters (and it's not about Syria).

President Barack Obama

Kerry's rhetorical point may give Obama an option besides ill-advised airstrikes. 

Shelling in Syria

There are both practical and humanitarian reasons to oppose US airstrikes in response to the horrific chemical weapons attack.

Albert Camus photographed by Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, circa 1945

Algerian Chronicles shows that Camus still has something to say to us—not about terrorism but economic justice.

Migrants in Russia

A recent campaign against illegal migrants in Russia reveals the corruption at the heart of the issue.

President Harry Truman and Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh

Sixty years ago this week, the CIA successfully staged a coup to overthrow Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.

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Al-Shabab is the direct product of America's short-sighted and invasive foreign policy and American involvement in Somalia has benefitted the radical groups it has set out to defeat.

October 5, 2011

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011

 Obama should make a deal with Pakistan, not threaten to bomb it.

September 26, 2011

The White House capitulates to the Israel Lobby and its GOP annex.

September 22, 2011

The Texas Governor addressed pro-Israel activists in New York, telling them he would be a stauncher ally than President Obama.

September 20, 2011

It’s spreading fast, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria and West Africa.

September 19, 2011

 Rick Perry, Christian Zionist, fires a warning shot.

September 16, 2011

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the lone vote against authorizing the perpetual “war on terror,” is leading an effort to repeal it.

September 11, 2011

 Tehran raises the possibility of a deal over its nuclear program.

September 6, 2011

 Did NATO help Al Qaeda allies win Tripoli?

August 31, 2011