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Street clashes in Cairo

Seven people are dead and more than 670 were injured in the violence, as several officials resign in protest.

Destruction in Gaza

Testimonies from Israeli Defense Force veterans reveal the truth about the ongoing occupation.

Mohammed Morsi

The newly elected Egyptian president, at the center of cease-fire talks between Hamas and Israel, is under heavy domestic and international pressure from all sides.

Wreckage of the car Ahmed Al-Jabari was driving.

Israel rains death and destruction on a civilian population that cannot escape.

Eric Hobsbawm

Hobsbawm’s life and writings will long serve as an inspiration to those who believe that a knowledge of history is essential to working for a better world.

Surprisingly, the United States seems pleased that Putin wants to reposition Russia as a major Asian power.

A massive run on weak banks could destroy the euro economy. Only unlimited deposit insurance, backed by a strong central Treasury, can prevent the worst.

The summer of 2012 has been one of heat, drought, rising food costs and global unrest.

The still-disputed July 1 election provided new momentum to end the drug war—but a shift in US policy is needed to truly bring that about.

The Deepening Spanish Debt Crisis

In Andalusia, they’re fighting unemployment and austerity with flamenco protests, house squatting and a reinvigorated leftist coalition.

Blogs

The plan to tax savers’ deposits in Cyprus's ailing banks will deepen political fault lines in the Eurozone—and hurt local people first.

March 18, 2013

Let’s hope the Obama administration kills the expensive and misguided China containment plan.

March 7, 2013

Amid the university's rapid international expansion, there is a story of an NYU campus that failed. So what happened in Singapore? It depends who you ask. 

March 6, 2013

In all societies, in some form or another, there are young people who live in abandoned properties without the consent of the property owner: A look inside the world of Spanish okupas.

March 4, 2013

The country needs more foreign aid to develop infrastructure amid the effects of climate change, but don’t look to the private sector.

February 19, 2013

Democrats’ condemnation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions discussion at Brooklyn College displays their concern for election results, not “academic freedom.”

February 5, 2013

A collaborative musical project he helped found carries on the Nation contributor’s legacy.

January 30, 2013

As US forces prepare to pull out, are we leaving Afghanistan on the brink of chaos and civil war?

January 29, 2013

Go out of your way to watch this new documentary.

January 26, 2013

A rash of bombs in Athens opens the way to further crackdowns.

January 21, 2013