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Benghazi Consulate

Each crisis, from Benghazi to the Boko Haram kidnappings, has provided further US justification for a military expansion that’s been underway for years. 

ANC

Despite major dissatisfaction amongst voters and opposition from fledgling alternative parties, the ruling African National Congress won by a landslide.

Alan Gross

The case of Alan Gross reflects Obama’s failure to “write a new chapter in US-Cuba policy.”

Driven by the idée fixe that the world was rigidly divided into terrorist and non-terrorist camps, Washington allied with Afghan warlords and strongmen.

Mobile phone user in Cuba

Such covert operations are not sanitized by running them through USAID and wrapping them in the rhetoric of “democracy promotion.”

Robert Menendez

With Senator Foreign Relations chairman and Cuba hawk Robert Menendez mired in scandal, the embargo could finally be lifted.

US Army

If you want to know what US forces are doing in Africa, it helps to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business.

Blogs

Stephen Cohen discusses this month's negotiations over the conflict in Ukraine and the current proposal for a Ukrainian federation.

February 27, 2015

Those who claim that this destructive cult’s ideology reflects some essential aspect of Islam are obscuring its origins—in George W. Bush’s illegal war that destroyed Iraq and fomented sectarian extremism.

February 24, 2015

The personal spat obscures the real horror of war crimes in El Salvador.

February 20, 2015

Hong Kong’s domestic workers face an uphill struggle to secure their basic rights against exploitation and abuse.

February 13, 2015

The Syriza coalition is not just pushing for a better deal—it is saying no to a self-destructive game.

February 12, 2015

Inking a deal with Iran soon would box the Israeli Prime Minister into denouncing a major foreign policy achievement.

February 11, 2015

Brian Williams isn’t the only one telling fibs. 

February 9, 2015

The Conservative Party’s proposal to increase the thresholds for strike votes isn’t about democracy—it’s about stifling unions.

February 9, 2015

No—Zacarias Moussaoui’s spectacular claims are nonsense. But both the Saudi and US governments did create the monster that became Al Qaeda.

February 6, 2015

Many conservative Christians opposed the bishop’s work on behalf of the poor.

February 4, 2015