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Narendra Modi

The Hindu nationalist ran on a platform of “good governance.” What will happen now that he’s won?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, leader of the Fidesz party, April 6, 2014

How Victor Orbán launched a constitutional coup and created a one-party state.

Israel

Many Israelis, Netanyahu included, were never serious about seeking a two-state solution in the peace negotiations.

Bellicose posturing could lead to disaster. The only way out is through diplomacy.

Venezuela protest

The same mentality that promotes secret schemes aimed at regime change abroad will be applied at home.

Turkey protest

Last summer's protest movement has faded, but now, after eleven years in power, Prime Minister Erdogan faces unprecedented corruption allegations.

By the time of his death at age 95, South Africans were well prepared to keep his dream alive—that too is part of Nelson Mandela’s great legacy.

Blogs

Europe remains politically and economically divided.

January 28, 2015

The new Saudi king faces a legacy of unrelieved authoritarianism, corruption, and regional, class and sectarian discontents, the result of the tepid and incomplete reforms of his predecessor, the late King Abdullah. Only democratic and human rights reforms can hope to assure the kingdom's future.

January 27, 2015

Five years after the devastating earthquake, has Haiti fallen into de facto dictatorship?

January 22, 2015

Stephen Cohen on continued conflict in Ukraine. 

January 22, 2015

The Nation's Stephen Cohen tells John Batchelor why the latest violence in Ukraine reminds him of the early eighties.

January 15, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel visits The Ed Show to discuss cybersecurity following the attacks in Paris. 

January 13, 2015

Now that President Obama has broken the taboo on recognizing Cuba, he should send a US ambassador to Palestine as a prerequisite for a comprehensive peace treaty.

December 23, 2014

Stephen Cohen reflects on Putin’s “State of Russia” address.

December 11, 2014

Graduating from protesters to politicians, Chile’s student leaders achieved the legislative wins that have eluded their Occupy counterparts.

December 10, 2014

The people who deny that we’re in a new Cold War are the people who got us into it in the first place.

December 5, 2014