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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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If it happens, it will be because the United States and Pakistan agree on a role for the Taliban in a reshaped government in Kabul.

June 29, 2013

Congressman Peter Welch is building a bipartisan coalition to  block military aid to Syrian rebel groups until authorized by Congress.

June 27, 2013

Kerry’s the hawk, and the military and the Defense Department look like doves. Go figure.

June 27, 2013

No time to lose, if Afghanistan is to avoid full-blown civil war in 2015.

June 18, 2013

The House backs faster withdrawal from Afghanistan and says new initiatives must be approved by Congress. But will Congress be as assertive regarding new military adventures?

June 17, 2013

The NSA illegally monitored United Nations diplomats and weapons inspectors in an effort to get the Iraq War approved. 

June 11, 2013

The drama about the leaks shouldn't overwhelm the drama in the leaks themselves

June 6, 2013

Anwar al-Awlaki was an American citizen, and he should have been afforded the rights guaranteed under the constitution. 

June 5, 2013

How to set your bullshit detector for Manning court-martial media coverage.

June 3, 2013

Obama discussed the targeted killing operation today, but will anything really change?

May 23, 2013