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oil refinery

How the US is using trade sanctions and other means to curb the oil exports of its foes.

Hong Kong

Though the territory’s street protests have largely died down, the pro-democracy movement proved it was in for the long haul.

ISIS

The terror-mongers are at it again, but dangers to the “homeland” are vanishingly small. 

Gaza bombing

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine, inspired by the 1967 inquiry into American war crimes in Vietnam, examined the case.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu (Reuters/Gali Tibbon)

Prime Minister Netanyahu promotes and sometimes manufactures an endless series of national security crises. The military and settlers win; everyone else loses.

Georgian soldier in a tank

Political tensions, exacerbated by Western regional expansion, are raising the risk of violence.

maritime operation

Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the waters off West Africa. 

Gaza

The latest cease-fire has been lauded as a noble effort to pursue peace, but the reality is quite different. 

Blogs

Five years after the devastating earthquake, has Haiti fallen into de facto dictatorship?

January 22, 2015

Finally, after thirty-five years, the Guatemalan military is being held responsible for murdering forty Mayan peasants.

January 21, 2015

As the unity government wrangles over management of the devastated Gaza Strip, government workers are striking for their overdue wages.

January 20, 2015

The week when everyone forgot the definition of irony.

January 20, 2015

Five years after its earthquake, and more than ten years after its coup, the UN needs to be out and Haiti needs to be free.

January 15, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel visits The Ed Show to discuss cybersecurity following the attacks in Paris. 

January 13, 2015

What is it about horrific events that brings out horrific media coverage?

January 13, 2015

What would it look like if liberals like Packer cared about the disappearance of forty-three students in Ayotzinapa the way they cared about the Charlie Hebdo massacre?

January 11, 2015

Not even the conservative media could connect the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris to #BlackLivesMatter protests in New York City… could they?

January 7, 2015

In his appearance on The John Batchelor Show, Stephen Cohen exposes an “astonishing piece of media malpractice” by The New York Times.

January 7, 2015