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Shanghai Tower

From new “silk roads” to 40,000 miles of high-speed rail, China is poised to dominate the global economy in the twenty-first century.

By suggesting that he is the de facto leader of American Jews, he could be undermining the “special relationship.”

It would lead to more killing and end the last remnants of cooperation between Washington and Moscow.

Napalm strike in Vietnam

Instead of confronting the truth, we scrubbed the record clean—and we’re still paying for it in Afghanistan and Iraq today.

He was an old-school monarch who made America feel good about itself again.

The president roped once-non-aligned India into a strategic alliance, but only by bolstering the Modi government, with its religious intolerance and pro-corporate policies.

Benjamin Netanyahu

It’s not about whether systematic discrimination against Arab citizens should continue—it’s about whether it should be codified in explicitly racist legislation.

As demonstrators protest the government’s involvement in the disappearance of forty-three students in September, a case with many of the same grim hallmarks is getting renewed attention.

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