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Libya airstrike

Almost every move Washington has made in the region has helped spread conflict and chaos, while contributing to African destabilization.

Pro-Russia protesters

Russian nationalism would not have become as influential without the Ukrainian revolution and the Western support for it. 

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

Ukraine protest

Unless the country embraces the ideal of cultural pluralism within one nation, crises like this one will continue to erupt.

Israeli soldier and tank

The story of contemporary Israel as written by Max Blumenthal is not easy to read.

Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

Blogs

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel calls for an end to sabre-rattling over Ukraine in an appearance on CNN’s Amanpour

March 5, 2014

Even as we condemn the introduction of Russian troops in Crimea, we have to remember that the Cold War is over—and both sides must act that way.

March 5, 2014

The Israel lobby lost big on Iran sanctions in January, and now it faces a huge challenge with the coming Obama-Kerry peace plan.

March 4, 2014

Ukraine isn’t Russia’s, and neither is Crimea. There’s a lot at stake, and the crisis must be resolved through the UN, not by force.

March 2, 2014

Large pro-democracy demonstrations have largely escaped the Western media’s radar.

February 27, 2014

Ukrainians can resolve their problems without generating a US-Russian, Cold War–like crisis.

February 27, 2014

Cohen warns the upheaval in Kiev could stoke Putin’s fears that the West is trying to destabilize Russia, and prompt him to crack down on Russian dissenters.

February 25, 2014

The environmental legacy of the Sochi Games includes habitat destruction, polluted waterways and razed forests. 

February 25, 2014

It’s no time for a White House victory dance.

February 24, 2014

Even before the whipping, the professionalism of the Cossack hosts springing up around Russia was unclear.

February 20, 2014