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On October 4, 2001--less than a month after that horrific day--George W.
Bush and the members of his National Security Council were nailing down
the details of the coming war in Afghanistan.

All social movements need an "outside" strategy and an "inside"
strategy. The growing number of people participating in rallies and
marches in opposition to President George W.

This "Opposing View" editorial was published first in USA Today on February 6, 2003.

Although the Bush Administration acts as if the war train has already
left the station, the antiwar forces continue to grow, and they are
mobilizing in large numbers for a worldwide protest on

With up to 200,000 American and British combat troops already stationed
in or on their way to the Persian Gulf area, war with Iraq looks
increasingly imminent.

(With apologies to Cole Porter, the master, who wrote "My Heart Belongs to Daddy")

So Laura Bush will not, after all, be discussing the works of Emily
Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes with a selected group of
American poets at the White House on February 12.

Europeans opposed to war in Iraq are united by a deep distrust, even fear, of America.

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If so, perhaps a diplomatic resolution of the Ukraine crisis is in sight.

May 8, 2014

A bill considered among the strongest of several competing bids to curb government spying has passed a major legislative hurdle—but not without significant trimming. 

May 8, 2014

Two cheers for the president's centrist foreign policy. 

May 7, 2014

The new cold war with Russia may create a real war in Ukraine.

May 1, 2014

It will take generations for Iraq to recover from the 2003 catastrophe ignited by the Bush administration.

April 30, 2014

Stephen Cohen discusses President Obama’s revived policy of containment against Russia on The Thom Hartmann Program. 

April 25, 2014

“It would be a mistake to think that the diplomats who sat down in Geneva this week control the situation,” says Stephen Cohen.

April 21, 2014

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