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The West’s favorite Iraq “success story,” the Kurdish region is actually plagued with corruption and nepotism.

This is only the latest in a string of terror attacks since Kenya invaded Somalia in 2011.

This invasion pits billionaire royal elites of the Gulf—and their US and Arab League supporters—against the downtrodden people of Yemen.

Ashraf Ghani

In the new politics of Afghanistan, the Obama administration finds itself being reduced to the status of bystander.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s attack on Arab voters was not just an electioneering tactic. Such fear-mongering is rooted in the foundation of the Zionist project in Palestine.

Benjamin Netanyahu

That’s the common rallying cry for Tuesday’s elections in Israel, but few opponents are offering real alternatives. Only the Joint List is directly addressing the crisis in Arab-Jewish relations.

Drone in Afghanistan

An internal Air Force memo reveals that the US military’s drone wars are in major trouble.

Police officer and Boris Nemtsov memorial

Amid accusations slung between rival political camps, a different explanation of the death of Boris Nemtsov emerges.

No—the Greek negotiators had to swallow some bitter pills, but they extracted crucial concessions from the troika.

Washington is providing equipment and training to compromised agencies—at the same time that it’s tracking their close ties to organized crime.

Blogs

Forty years later, we still haven’t confronted the true lesson of Vietnam.

May 5, 2015

The French satirical publication takes aim at fundamentalism—in all its forms.

April 30, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks to John Batchelor about what will happen if Minsk II fails.

April 16, 2015

The late author influenced a whole generation of Latin American leftists. 

April 13, 2015

Workers’ willingness to take direct action could stem from a recognition that the golden era of Chinese manufacturing is on the wane.

April 9, 2015

Blame the US, not Putin, for undermining unity in Europe.

April 8, 2015

The European Commission and the IMF created the conditions that produced Syriza. Now they’re doing everything they can to strangle it in its cradle.

April 8, 2015

That paranoid claim, trumpeted by Netanyahu and many Arab leaders, ignores the grassroots nature of regional movements.

March 30, 2015

The monarchy's motivations are not primarily sectarian.

March 27, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks with Jon Batchelor about how history informs the Ukranian crisis today.

March 25, 2015