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For his article China in the Driver's Seat, Robert Dreyfuss talked to dozens of progressive academics, journalists and policy-makers about the rise of the new economic superpower. Here, find links to excerpts from interviews with Carolyn Bartholomew, Andy Stern, James Galbraith, and more.

Court records filed in the Alex Sanchez case and reviewed by The Nation show federal prosecutors have concealed their use of notorious gang leaders as informants while applying for surveillance permits.

An education begun in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate.

Corruption scandals, a threatened gag order on journalists and investigators, and persistent allegations of Mafia ties—not to mention the long recession—have weakened Italy’s prime minister.

Ret. Col. Ann Wright speaks from aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, heading to Gaza with aid and solidarity.

Russia scholar Stephen Cohen talks to the Journal of International Affairs about re-democratization and the modernization debate.

The bailout may stanch the bleeding for now, but if the EU does not strengthen economic governance and growth and work toward further political integration, new crises will erupt.

As Israel wages an international battle for its legitimacy, a new book details the country’s secret alliance with South Africa’s apartheid regime.

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Sort of like what President Bush and Condi Rice did in January 2009.

July 10, 2014

Tragedies compound, as Israel bombs Gaza again.

July 7, 2014

Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.

July 7, 2014

With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab Spring.

July 2, 2014

Being a woman in Iraq was difficult before the ISIS offensive. The current wave of militarization is making life even worse.

July 2, 2014

Whatever Russia may have wanted to accomplish in Ukraine since last November, it has accomplished the opposite.

June 26, 2014

Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appeared on The John Batcheler Show to discuss recent eruptions of violence in Ukraine.

June 23, 2014

While Israel uses soccer to bolster its international image, it has violently oppressed the Palestinian national soccer team.

June 20, 2014

Beset by infighting among militias and rampant arms trafficking, Libya in 2014 illustrates the dangers of Western military intervention.

June 10, 2014

Yes, the far right performed well in Europe’s elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.

June 9, 2014