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Digital surveillance

Search engine executives warn about invasive government surveillance, but the digital arms trade begins with their own technologies.

Anwar al-Awlaki

How three US citizens were killed by their own government in the space of one month in 2011.

Syrian boy living in Mafraq, Jordan

After fleeing violence at home, Syrians struggle to eke out a new life in Jordan’s cities and towns.

The Tsarnaev brothers

It appears the Tsarnaev brothers were self-motivated. But their Salafist extremism was itself one outgrowth of the brutal Chechen wars of independence against Russia.

With the killing of Awlaki, the president of the United States became judge, jury and executioner for American citizens.

Iraq

What used to be called "shell shock" is now the daily stress of living in a war zone.

Afghan patrol

The US has managed to turn a post-communist, enemy-less world into a hive of imminent threat.

Invisible War

Director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering tell The Nation what the military can do to prevent sexual assault.

Obama in Israel

We continue to obsess about Iran's fantasy weapons, but pay remarkably little attention to the existing nuclear weapons in the region—Israel's.

Blogs

Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appeared on Democracy Now on Thursday, criticizing Obama and NATO for provoking a heightened conflict with Russia over Ukraine.

April 17, 2014

We don’t need a new Cold War.

April 17, 2014

As the conflict escalates, so too does the possibility of a military confrontation between the United States–NATO and Russia.

April 16, 2014

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the US government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.

April 16, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Sonali Kolhatkar on Uprising Radio to discuss the unfolding crisis.

April 15, 2014

The IAEA chief's recent remarks refute the Israeli president's allegations of Iranian non-compliance with its nuclear commitments.

April 10, 2014

When the GOP threatened to cut national security ties with Russia over Ukraine, they put everyone’s safety on the line.

April 10, 2014

Plagued by poor infrastructure, climate denialism, unregulated fracking wells and nuclear waste sites, the United States is poised to topple itself with self-inflicted wounds.

April 8, 2014

What is the point of congressional oversight if the committee charged with it allows itself to be pushed around by the agency it oversees?

April 8, 2014

“We are two steps from the looming danger of war,” says Stephen Cohen. “That need not happen. There's a way out…”

April 7, 2014