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For the Western press the Chernobyl disaster was splendid copy, both sensational and anti-Soviet.

With Zbigniew Bujak, Bogdan Lis, Adam Michnik and their comrades out of jail, there is reason to rejoice.

It is a pleasure to watch, on both sides of the Atlantic, the professional prophets of "evil empire" now forced to perform their "agonizing reappraisals."

The hour has not yet struck for an offensive by the left in Western Europe.

The battle over French television is now being joined in earnest.

Wall Street did not simply drag Europe's exchanges down in its fall.

In the electioneering mood of France at the turn of the year, the good advice is not, as in a whodunit, cherchez la femme but cherchez l'argent.

Prices were raised sharply in Poland on January 30, by an estimated 40 percent, and hell did not break loose.

Most French voters, judging by opinion polls, are bored with the current presidential campaign. No wonder.

The only free Kanaks are dead ones, the outgoing French government might have argued.

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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