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Debtocracy strikes an ironic chord of dissonance between Greece's glorious past and perilous present.

Recently-released WikiLeaks cables reveal that Haiti's self-appointed guardians—the US, EU and UN—supported an election in the country despite obvious evidence that it was severely flawed. 

The Nation's Dan Coughlin and Haïti Liberté's Kim Ives continue their exposé on the WikiLeaks Haiti cables.

Police in Haiti

A secret US Embassy cable describes how Haiti's business elite armed and deployed police units in pro-Aristide strongholds like Bel Air and Cite Soleil after the 2004 coup.

Despite a veneer of red cross assistance and earthquake relief volunteers, it seems that a new cold war is developing in Haiti, this time between the north and south of the western hemisphere.

UN soldiers in Haiti

Despite reports from its own embassy that the post-quake situation in Haiti was “calm,” the United States launched a massive military operation that sparked an international backlash.

Levi Strauss objects to our story on Haiti's minimum wage increase. We stand by our original reporting and set the record straight on what we did and did not say.

Amid economic stagnation, polls show increasing skepticism about the competence of German elites. Can a resurgent Green Party bring political renewal?

The drug war in Mexico has hit affluent, formerly stable cities that were once protected from the violence. The US's role in this? Supplying the weapons and demanding the drugs.

No matter who is declared the winner, the country's March 20 elections represent a defeat for Haitian democracy.

Blogs

A Syrian national who fought in Bosnia and now languishes in immigration detention reflects on the Bosnian war, his predicament and the civil war in Syria.

December 19, 2013

Two doddering old neoconservative cranks channel John McCain, circa 2007.

December 13, 2013

Islamists gain upper hand in Syria opposition, to blundering Washington’s dismay.

December 12, 2013

A blowup over the crisis in Kiev is the last thing that Obama needs.

December 11, 2013

It’s a lot bigger than just Iran’s nuclear program.

December 5, 2013

The last thing Obama needs to do in his “pivot” to Asia is try to “contain” China.

November 27, 2013

Reading through this complicated history in our pages, one sees how much has gone wrong between the two countries, but also how much could be set right.

September 20, 2013

Nation editor Roane Carey joins a panel to unpack the Israeli documentary The Law in These Parts.

August 21, 2013

As the death toll in Egypt hits 900, the violence shows no signs of slowing down.

August 19, 2013

Democracy doesn’t fare well when a few personalities dominate media ownership.

August 16, 2013