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Cuban and American flags

Irrational US policy is keeping hundreds of thousands of Cubans from spending the holidays with their families.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Why it’s hard to make sense of US foreign policy.

Obama nobel prize

With a historic deal in Iran, the Obama administration is one step closer to fulfilling its peacekeeping promise.

(Reuters/Fars News/Sina Shiri)

It’s looking increasingly likely—but there’s reason to fear the White House will overplay its hand.

A group of Bengalis in the countryside

The humanitarian impulse has not vanished from US foreign policy. It has simply split into two camps.

US Border Patrol

For the US, “homeland security” is hardly limited to the homeland.

Malalai Joya

US forces used the plight of Afghan women to justify war—but twelve years later, women are still suffering.

For nearly four decades, Sahrawis have struggled for independence from Morocco. There are growing fears of a return to arms.

John Kerry (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The United States’ top diplomat is a figure of his times (and that’s not a good thing.)

A poster of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. (Reuters/Bobby Yip)

How can the president and Senator Feinstein claim ignorance on the NSA’s surveillance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel?

Blogs

News reports and politicians lauding US gas exports as “best for Crimea” don’t disclose the US gas companies pushing the line, or their Russian connections.

March 20, 2014

I felt the press had blown its last best chance to really put Bush's feet to the fire.

March 20, 2014

Washington is threatening to withhold development aid unless El Salvador adopts economic policies that Salvadorans just voted against.

March 18, 2014

We were among the few to raise serious questions about what might happen after our “victory” in Iraq.

March 18, 2014

But the hawks are demanding much stronger measures.

March 17, 2014

Greg Mitchell recalls the good, the bad and the ugly in press coverage of the Iraq War.

March 17, 2014

Iraqis continue to suffer, as much as ever, the fallout from this country’s callous lies and avoidable mistakes.

March 15, 2014

Disaster relief has increasingly become part of the justification for increased US troop deployments in the Asia-Pacific region.

March 14, 2014

It’s a last-minute offer, but Putin should take it.

March 13, 2014

The White House is facing a lot of pressure to drive a confrontation over Ukraine.

March 11, 2014