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The country is awash in conformist state worship, fueled by the shrill narrative of a war on terror. 

Rabaa

At first it was the Muslim Brotherhood. Now dozens of journalists, non-Islamist activists and students have been detained and beaten.

Indiscriminate shelling is a daily reality in Zabadani, where nonviolent protests turned to guns after the regime began killing protesters.

The Western media's focus on the importance of Islamist parties in the country's political landscape is dangerously misplaced.

Recently-released WikiLeaks cables reveal that Haiti's self-appointed guardians—the US, EU and UN—supported an election in the country despite obvious evidence that it was severely flawed. 

The Nation's Dan Coughlin and Haïti Liberté's Kim Ives continue their exposé on the WikiLeaks Haiti cables.

Despite a veneer of red cross assistance and earthquake relief volunteers, it seems that a new cold war is developing in Haiti, this time between the north and south of the western hemisphere.

The US government's policy toward Cuba is imperial, irrational, arguably insane. It's time to change it.

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

January 22, 2015

Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.

November 21, 2014

Religious tensions, remnants of the police state and a broken-down neoliberal economic model imperil Tunisia’s otherwise impressive democratic transition.

November 17, 2014

During his second visit, Obama must confront troubling reports of backsliding reforms, attacks on civilians and evidence of war crimes.

November 13, 2014

While Israel uses soccer to bolster its international image, it has violently oppressed the Palestinian national soccer team.

June 20, 2014

Appearing on the John Batchelor Show, Stephen Cohen weighs in on whether a meeting among world leaders can lead to a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis.

April 10, 2014

Borders may appear immutable, but events from Catalonia to Crimea prove that they are not.

April 9, 2014

An interview with Russ Bellant, author of Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party.

March 28, 2014

It’s a last-minute offer, but Putin should take it.

March 13, 2014

The White House is facing a lot of pressure to drive a confrontation over Ukraine.

March 11, 2014