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Aleppo

A special report from behind rebel lines. Says one fighter, ‘The hatred in our hearts is growing. I worry that one day it will be bigger than our dreams.’

A bride in Jordan

Early marriage and domestic violence in the camps are a fact of life for girls fleeing the civil war.

Susan Rice

There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.

Iraq

It’s not 1945 anymore. Humanity needs to get itself together.

Gun

Are Washington, Moscow and Beijing using the global arms trade to create a new cold war?

Barack Obama

Until the president defines what “associated forces” are, the current formulation leaves open the possibility of unlimited, unending use of military force anywhere in the world.

The historic genocide trial of Efraín Ríos Montt was a huge step. But his conviction has been overturned—and many others have blood on their hands, including current president Otto Pérez Molina.

Guatemala

The Constitutional Court may have vacated Efraín Ríos Montt’s conviction, but the struggle for justice will continue. And nothing can annul the survivors’ testimony and courage.

Kent State shooting

The newly unveiled May 4 Visitors Center attempts to reconcile the search for truth with the need for reconciliation and healing.

nuclear missile

We ignore the ever-growing global arsenal of nuclear weapons at our peril.

Blogs

Obama wants to keep almost 10,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, but some members of Congress are saying “not so fast.”

May 28, 2014

As secretary of state, Clinton accomplished little, but usually came down on the side of using force.

May 27, 2014

There are good reasons to slow down the VA “accountability” act. 

May 23, 2014

Dr. Stephen Cohen joins The John Batchelor Show to discuss the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine. 

May 22, 2014

Today’s lesson is quite simple: after conflicts are over, we need to fully fund the healthcare and medical needs of our veterans. Forever.

May 21, 2014

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle want to see an Obama nominee’s legal analyses on targeted strikes before they vote.

May 13, 2014

The first step is a return to common sense about basic reality: Ukraine is and has been a deeply divided country. 

May 13, 2014

Nixon loyalists and family members should not be allowed to block the appointment of a new director.

May 13, 2014

Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appears on Democracy Now to discuss the frightening implications of US support for the ruling government in Kiev.

May 12, 2014

Hardliners in Israel, in Iran and in Congress are in the minority, it seems.

May 12, 2014