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How often do empires end well, really? They live vampirically by feeding off others until, sooner or later, they begin to feed on themselves, to suck their own blood, to hollow themselves out.

On the Libyan intervention, the question demands to be asked: Are we winning yet? And if not, why persist in an effort for which great pain is repaid with such little gain?

The critical issue before this nation today is not Libyan democracy; it is American democracy.

Is the US supplying a dictator with arms and training to suppress the Yemeni people?

The Dangerous US Game in Yemen

If President Saleh falls, the US will have lost a pliant partner in its “global war on terror.”

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel speaks with Middle East scholar Juan Cole about his open letter to the left on Libya.

The Libya Intervention

Military “solutions” to grave humanitarian crises are tempting, but history shows that they rarely solve anything.

The Innocence of the Liberal Hawk

Libya is not Iraq. And yet the flaws in logic, strategy and morality remain the same.

During war, John Dower explains, “the system filters out the thoughtful and replaces them with the faithful.”

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Vermont's senator, Bernie Sanders says, "I fear very much that US involvement in another war in the Middle East, and the cost of that war, will make it even harder for Congress to protect working families.”

September 6, 2013

The US must send a message not only to Assad, but also to the Syrian opposition.

September 5, 2013

With lawmakers preparing to cast their votes on Syria, Chris Hayes explains where he stands. 

September 5, 2013

On Wednesday, the Foreign Relations Committee passed an imprecise resolution authorizing the use of force in Syria. 

September 5, 2013

Why not get Russia and Iran involved in a cease-fire and UN plan instead?

September 5, 2013

The figure, which is significantly higher than other estimates, is meant to sell a US military attack to the American people.

September 5, 2013

The Obama administration claims it doesn't need congressional authorization to strike Syria. So what’s the point of asking Congress to vote?

September 4, 2013

Administration officials have struggled to make a clear case for intervention in Syria. 

September 4, 2013

He’s back, and still relevant on Obama and war.

September 4, 2013

Polls show widespread opposition to a Syria strike, especially among voters who lean Democratic. And the opposition appears to be growing.

September 4, 2013