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Syrian soldier

“Humanitarian” intervention would only deepen the humanitarian disaster.

Morsi's latest power play has sparked the largest uprisings in Egypt since Mubarak was ousted.

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.

Air strike damage in Syria

The new UN envoy has a near impossible task. But Washington must support it—arming the rebels will only prolong the civil war.

As the Assad regime cracks down on protesters, it is waging a propaganda war on Syrians and stoking fears of a civil war.

While the US funds democratic reform projects in the post-Mubarak age, Egyptians are mistrustful of American meddling in their domestic affairs.

Will Obama follow Washington tradition by undermining the protests in the name of “stability”? Or will he practices what he preaches and stand with protesters?

Protesters in Egypt all agree on one thing: Mubarak must go.

The uprising in Egypt is a rare opportunity to support democracy without imperialism. Will Obama take the chance?

Blogs

When it comes to Ukraine, it’s time for the hawks to stand down.

November 25, 2014

With a US-trained military officer now running Burkina Faso, will Washington press for a democratic transition or legitimize a military coup?

November 7, 2014

Humpty Dumpty hasn’t been put back together yet, thirteen years after the US invasion.

July 8, 2014

The crisis in Ukraine winds down in the wake of Poroshenko’s chocolate-covered win.

May 30, 2014

Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda.

May 27, 2014

After all, no country in the world can match our bloody record for overthrowing foreign governments. 

March 31, 2014

Even as we condemn the introduction of Russian troops in Crimea, we have to remember that the Cold War is over—and both sides must act that way.

March 5, 2014

Large pro-democracy demonstrations have largely escaped the Western media’s radar.

February 27, 2014

The Nation’s Stephen Cohen warns that America’s rush to pick sides in Ukraine will likely lead to a new ‘Cold War divide.’

February 24, 2014

The country’s new president takes office amid rising tensions between developers on one side and indigenous and campesino communities on the other.

January 27, 2014