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A rug featuring Muammar Qaddafi's image

By ignoring the UN Security Council resolution’s mandate authorizing intervention, NATO may have destroyed the prospects for future legitimate uses of the principle of “responsibility to protect.”

Soldiers in Afghanistan

In a stunning victory for the American peace movement and Iraqi opponents of the US occupation, virtually all US troops will withdraw from Iraq by this December 31.

Ten years into the US occupation of Afghanistan, how can we effectively and humanely end an unwinnable war?

Has the outsourcing of torture been a way to keep human rights groups at bay and protect the US image after Abu Ghraib?

Anwar al-Awlaki

Welcome to the Drone Empire, in which the president's executioners can kill without legal restraint.

Even Barack Obama knows that the political necessity to prove that he is tough on terror can have dangerous consequences for American security and his standing throughout the world.

State Department employee Peter Van Buren was sent to Iraq to help rebuild it. The result was an exercise in Murphy's Law.

Peter Van Buren is a State Department employee—who might get fired for disseminating public information about WikiLeaks online.

The neocons, with strong support in Congress and the Pentagon, are fighting a rear-guard battle to extend a major US troop presence beyond this year. Can the peace movement head them off?

Indha Adde

How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat.

Blogs

Once again, the president is being challenged by a rebellious military reluctant to give him options to end the war in Afghanistan.

April 1, 2011

Should the US arm Libya's rebels? For The Nation's Jeremy Scahill, the answer is an emphatic “No.”

March 31, 2011

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen responds to The Nation's editorial stance on Libya by referencing the Holocaust.

March 29, 2011

Does Obama’s attack on Libya set a precedent for Iran? Ominously, yes.

March 29, 2011

Obama should tell Americans: "I have come before you tonight to admit that I have erred in intervening in Libya."

March 28, 2011

It's time to resolve the disconnect between public opinion and government policy towards Afghanistan.

March 23, 2011

Obama's Afghanistan adviser backs new report on peace talks.

March 23, 2011

The conflict between regime change and the mission to "protect civilians."

March 22, 2011

Obama caves in to pressure from neocons, liberal interventionists.

March 17, 2011

Germany shoots down Libya no-fly zone, as neocons ask Obama to bomb Qaddafi's forces.

March 14, 2011