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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

Humpty Dumpty hasn’t been put back together yet, thirteen years after the US invasion.

July 8, 2014

How to really speak truth to neocon blather.

June 30, 2014

Whatever Russia may have wanted to accomplish in Ukraine since last November, it has accomplished the opposite.

June 26, 2014

Leaders in Western Europe clearly want the problem to go away, but the United States is pressing Europe to step up military spending.

June 6, 2014

But it’s looking like the president’s Europe trip is all about NATO and “reassuring” America’s allies, who aren’t threatened.

June 2, 2014

Pope Francis’ seemingly impromptu prayer at Israel's apartheid wall hinted at a radical critique of Israel in an otherwise carefully orchestrated trip.

May 28, 2014

Tomorrow’s West Point speech may explain it all.

May 27, 2014

Yes, he’s a crooked billionaire backed by other crooked billionaires. So?

May 23, 2014

The truth is fascists aren’t going to rule either Ukraine or Western Europe anytime soon.

May 21, 2014

Patience is needed on all sides, and the US ought to make clear what sanctions relief Iran can expect once a deal is done.

May 19, 2014