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Benjamin Netanyahu’s attack on Arab voters was not just an electioneering tactic. Such fear-mongering is rooted in the foundation of the Zionist project in Palestine.

Why was former president and climate-justice hero Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to prison on terrorism charges?

Benjamin Netanyahu

That’s the common rallying cry for Tuesday’s elections in Israel, but few opponents are offering real alternatives. Only the Joint List is directly addressing the crisis in Arab-Jewish relations.

Police officer and Boris Nemtsov memorial

Amid accusations slung between rival political camps, a different explanation of the death of Boris Nemtsov emerges.

Boris Nemtsov mourners

The opponents of the recently concluded Minsk agreement could use the murder as a pretext to derail the cease-fire accord.

Syriza and its allies responded to crisis in a way no one could have imagined. Will it work?

By suggesting that he is the de facto leader of American Jews, he could be undermining the “special relationship.”

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)

Greece’s new finance minister has studied a huge, functioning economy in incredible detail already—through an online multiplayer videogame.

He was an old-school monarch who made America feel good about itself again.

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Dozens of poor El Salvadorans were killed during the bishop’s funeral thirty five years ago.

March 25, 2015

House GOP lauds Netanyahu’s win as "hard-fought and well-earned."

March 20, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses whether the ceasefire, enforced by Minsk II, has the potential to return the Russian-Ukrainian border to the Kiev government.

March 19, 2015

The crisis in Ukraine has reached a fork in the road.

March 12, 2015

By declaring Venezuela a national security threat, Obama has actually strengthened president Maduro.

March 10, 2015

Hint: it’s not to pressure the US into striking a better deal with Iran.

March 3, 2015

This is the most dangerous geopolitical situation since the Cuban missile crisis. 

February 19, 2015

The Nation’s Stephen Cohen tells John Batchelor that the fragile deal may be the last exit on the road to war with Russia.

February 18, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks to John Batchelor about the dangers of sending lethal aid to Ukraine.

February 12, 2015

The Syriza coalition is not just pushing for a better deal—it is saying no to a self-destructive game.

February 12, 2015