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Washington always imagines it can control combustible situations abroad. It can’t. And it won’t.

Iraqi Oil Refinery

Once again, the media fails to address the issue underlying much of the violence in Iraq—control over its most precious resource.

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga troops

“Of course we are proud to be in the fight. Kirkuk is our city.”

American military involvement would inflame, not ease, Iraq’s sectarian divisions.

Torture Protest

Eric Lomax was captured and tortured by the Japanese during World War II. Forty years later, he tracked down the man responsible.

Cheney and Friends

Since 9/11, power-hungry political leaders have eviscerated the First Amendment—and we’ve allowed them to do it.

The presidential run-off this weekend and talks with the FARC are obscuring horrific violence in places like Buenaventura—and US multinationals are deeply implicated.

Soldier

An Air Force veteran explains how we all got drafted into the American national security state.

Vietnam

In fifty years of nearly nonstop American warfare, we’ve learned little and achieved less.

Blogs

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

The veteran journalist tracked down the one man who could link the Nixon White House to the illegal bombing of Cambodia. 

May 20, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015

Stateless refugees from Burma are risking death, rape, and drowning by the thousands on a perilous escape to Malaysia.

May 15, 2015

Kerry and Putin’s meeting in Sochi has big implications for the future of Ukraine.

May 15, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015

What we can learn from contractors about intelligence—and the CIA.

May 11, 2015

It is painful to imagine how much could have been avoided and achieved had The Nation’s warnings been heeded.

May 8, 2015

Reliance on self-interested local allies plagues US targeting in its foreign wars, Syria edition.

May 8, 2015