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Paul Kagame has been praised for leading Rwanda’s recovery after the 1994 genocide. But his image has become increasingly tarnished, with reports of political repression now joined by a UN human rights report accusing his own government of carrying out mass slaughter in neighboring Congo.

In April, President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the New START Treaty, the biggest nuclear arms pact in a generation. But the treaty faces significant Republican opposition as it enters the Senate for a final vote. How would a blocked treaty affect our arms policy and our relationship with Russia?

No candidate for Labour Party leader has offered a challenge to the dominant view of Britain as a society living beyond its means, with the market setting the terms for what's possible.

Corruption scandals, a threatened gag order on journalists and investigators, and persistent allegations of Mafia ties—not to mention the long recession—have weakened Italy’s prime minister.

Faced with the effects of a crisis created by the world's wealthiest, the heads of state gathered at the G20 decided to stick the poorest people in their countries with the bill.

Nick Clegg has taken the Liberal Democrats into government with the Tories, serving as deputy prime minister to David Cameron, a politician he has called "the con man of British politics." Where did it all go wrong?

An eight-month investigation into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto has brought the world no closer to knowing what forces were to blame for her death.

Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel discusses the political aftermath of the Moscow suicide bombings.

How the earthquake aid regime sidelines those it intends to help.

Watching the flow of aid into Haiti, one can't ignore the ongoing alliance of the Haitian elite and foreign investors to keep Haiti good for their interests. What do average Haitians really need?

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There is nothing praiseworthy in opposing the violation of the privacy of powerful world leaders while ignoring the rights of millions of ordinary citizens.

October 30, 2013

Reactionaries of the world, unite!

October 25, 2013

Neoconservatives, Netanyahu are facing a nightmare scenario.

October 4, 2013

A call for regional disarmament in the Middle East would bring scrutiny to Israel’s alleged nuclear weapons supply.

September 26, 2013

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel talks about the opportunity for collaboration with Russia in Syria.

September 16, 2013

Prof. Stephen F. Cohen goes on HuffPost Live to promote diplomacy with Russia.

September 13, 2013

Katrina vanden Heuvel spoke on a panel on MSNBC's NOW with Alex Wagner​ this morning to debate the reasons for and consequences of Obama's decisions and where Edward Snowden, the 2014 Olympics and LGBT rights in Russia fit into the picture.

August 7, 2013

Obama did, and the result was…awkward. 

June 20, 2013

But Netanyahu and his ally, extremist Sheldon Adelson, are twin wrecking balls.

May 29, 2013

McCain seems worried by the idea of peace, and the State Department refuses to rule out a role for Iran.

May 15, 2013