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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?

The Chilcot Inquiry's lesson is the terrible cost to any country that defines the national interest as standing shoulder to shoulder with Washington.

"Blessed are the peacemakers" certainly applies to Mikhail Gorbachev, a man not honored enough for the example he set.

Hugo Chávez on Barack Obama, the Honduran crisis, and domestic successes and challenges.

Hugo Chávez talks about his relationship with Barack Obama, the Honduran crisis, plans to extend the Pentagon's presence in Colombia, and domestic successes and challenges.

There are at least three reasons why the world should congratulate Venezuela's Hugo Chávez on his recent success abolishing term limits.

Venezuela's Hugo Chávez is willing to engage in direct talks with President Obama. How will this effect US policy in the region?

Actor-director Sean Penn debunks the many myths surrounding Cuba's Raúl Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez.

Conversations with Raul Castro about Obama, Guantánamo and the Pentagon; and with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on human rights in his country and the next US administration.

Blogs

This week, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appeared on the John Batchelor Show and The O'Reilly Factor to discuss the geopolitical stakes of the unrest in Ukraine. 

February 19, 2014

Over the next few weeks, President Obama will meet the leaders of Israel, Jordan and nearly all of the Persian Gulf Arab states.

February 13, 2014

The Israel lobby, defeated on Iran, is in a weakened state when it comes to what it really cares about: Israel itself.

February 3, 2014

Stephen Cohen appears on the John Batchelor Show and KPFA 94.1’s Letters and Politics to discuss the escalating violence in Kiev. 

January 23, 2014

It’s ugly, but the United States ought to stay out of it.

December 19, 2013

How do the two trailblazers compare?

December 11, 2013

Few people know that Mandela was a global leader on reproductive freedom.

December 9, 2013

He defended collective bargaining, championed international solidarity and proudly carried a UAW card.

December 6, 2013

The classic 1970s song that brought attention to South African apartheid.

December 6, 2013

Few, if any, of the towering figures of the twentieth century inspired as many people, or as many songs, as Nelson Mandela.

December 5, 2013