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Vladamir Putin and Xi Jinping

The new route could be China’s first breakthrough in a trans-continental trade revolution.

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy's new book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, reveals the contours of power in India today.

Sheldon Adelson

Why do we need another lobby, like their Israeli-American Council, when AIPAC is already so powerful? To feed their billion-dollar egos.

Damaged house in Gaza

For the last six years, one Palestinian family has found itself trapped in a cycle of destruction and reconstruction due to the Israeli military.

Egyptian Military

Life in the Sinai is now defined by curfews, checkpoints, house raids and arbitrary arrests.

antiretroviral tablets

Newly filed documents reveal that the controversial evangelical organization is still getting federal funds to provide HIV prevention programs in Uganda and Zambia.

Afghanistan poppy field

We continue to see ourselves, as we have since 9/11, as victims, not destabilizers, of the world we inhabit.

Iraqi soldiers

After thirteen years of the failed war on terror, it’s time to scrutinize America’s assumptions about military involvement in the Middle East. 

Israeli soldier in Hebron

In the latest round of violence, the Israeli government has been rebuked by its own security chief.



AFRICOM

The US military continues a long series of mistakes, missteps and mishaps across Africa.

Blogs

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

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

Dozens of poor El Salvadorans were killed during the bishop’s funeral thirty five years ago.

March 25, 2015

Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.

March 20, 2015

US liberalism and "democracy promotion" are in part to blame for current tensions with Russia.

March 20, 2015

The story Frank tells in his new memoir of Robert McNamara’s visit to Harvard in 1966 is, to put it generously, incomplete.

March 20, 2015

Israel’s nuclear superiority is a pivotal factor in the chaotic conflicts and occasional wars of the Middle East—it shouldn't be left out of this conversation.

March 12, 2015

The senator’s confusion over the smallpox vaccine is symptomatic of libertarian confusion over the history of slavery.

March 12, 2015

Amid a delayed election and a horrific Boko Haram insurgency, Nigerian women and girls are increasingly becoming targets—and tools—of violence.

March 11, 2015