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Despite all the post-earthquake promises, just a fraction of the aid pledged has actually been delivered.

If Europe's biggest social worry is the integration—or not—of Muslims, nothing would be smarter than positive gestures towards Turkey. Unfortunately, the EU isn't making any.

If Europe’s biggest social worry is the integration—or not—of its Muslim populations, nothing would be smarter than positive gestures towards Turkey. Unfortunately, the EU isn't making any.

The country needs profound, revolutionary change. Daily life is a struggle that is incomprehensible to most outsiders.

Our war has radicalized Pakistanis, turning many against the West and their own government.

Finally, after decades of catastrophic civil war, Africa may give birth to a new nation.

The feeling is growing among WikiLeaks watchers that Sweden is a pawn in a US plan to have Julian Assange extradited and placed in custody here.

State Department cables have exposed the secret collusion of German politicians with the United States. But our media have missed the really big story: the striking rise in popularity of the Green party and continued support for the welfare state.

Christian evangelicals are donating saplings to make the Israeli desert bloom—but they're doing it on land now being seized from Bedouins.

Amid widespread allegations of electoral fraud and a chaotic international relief effort, Haitians themselves are surviving with dignity and heroism.

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

March 11, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry for an update on the Ukraine crisis. 

March 10, 2014

No one’s really up for a real showdown.

March 10, 2014

US officials claim the capture of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is a major drug war victory. They're wrong.

March 7, 2014

Ukraine’s ultra-right-wing Svoboda party is no fringe organization.

March 6, 2014

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel calls for an end to sabre-rattling over Ukraine in an appearance on CNN’s Amanpour

March 5, 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

The Israel lobby lost big on Iran sanctions in January, and now it faces a huge challenge with the coming Obama-Kerry peace plan.

March 4, 2014

Ukraine isn’t Russia’s, and neither is Crimea. There’s a lot at stake, and the crisis must be resolved through the UN, not by force.

March 2, 2014

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

February 27, 2014