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The recent victories of the right-wing, anti-immigrant United Kingdom Independence Party says more about our scapegoats than about its long-term prospects.

Mohamed Morsi

Egypt’s reconciliation process has been lauded as restoring confidence to outside investors. But others say it amounts to impunity for the rich.

The Tsarnaev brothers

It appears the Tsarnaev brothers were self-motivated. But their Salafist extremism was itself one outgrowth of the brutal Chechen wars of independence against Russia.

East Jerusalem

Decades of Jewish settlement and Arab dispossession have radically changed the demographic makeup of this Palestinian capital.

Nicolas Maduro

Despite a surprising showing by opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, Chavismo lives on. But can Nicolás Maduro hold it together?

Soldiers in North Korea

Pyongyang's bellicose posturing conforms to an old pattern, but the dangers may be greater now because tensions are rising throughout the region.

Palestinian home

A just solution to the conflict—whether it results in one state or two—would dismantle those institutions that privilege any ethnic, religious or national group.

Hugo Chavez sign

Yes, the Venezuelan president could be a strongman. But he leaves behind what might be called the most democratic country in the Western Hemisphere.

The LGBT Center and a host of high-profile New York City politicians have endorsed open debate of Israel-Palestine—only with ritual support for Israel's policies.

Judith Butler

Despite a campaign to silence them, philosophers Judith Butler and Omar Barghouti spoke at Brooklyn College on Thursday night. In an exclusive, The Nation presents the text of Butler’s remarks.

Blogs

Egypt's president isn't going to go quietly.

February 2, 2011

A new documentary gives neocons a platform to scare viewers about Iran’s supposed plot to destroy Israel, the United States and the rest of the civilized world.

February 1, 2011

An intelligence report says the Stuxnet computer worm deployed by Israel and/or the US on Iran's nuclear program could have had catastrophic consequences.

January 31, 2011

It's amazing what inequality can drive people to, eventually. Just look at Egypt.

January 31, 2011

It’s a genuine grassroots movement, fed by Facebook, that includes students, workers, intellectuals, Islamists and nationalists.

January 31, 2011

Mubarak names head of intelligence as “vice president.”

January 29, 2011

A response to Robert Dreyfuss, Reed on the facts behind the State of the Union Address and reader mail.

January 28, 2011

The Stuxnet work, he says, has saved us from the neocons' war.

January 27, 2011

The revelation of thousands of pages of confidential Palestinian diplomatic records has shocked the world—all of it except the US, that is.

January 24, 2011

Despite huffing and puffing, there's still reason for optimism that the talks with Iran over its nuclear program can succeed.

January 24, 2011