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Three years ago the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) lost its
seventy-one-year grip on Mexico's presidency.

Top intelligence experts now believe beret-fancying Iraqi dictator
Saddam Hussein died of complications from swallowing his mustache during
a US missile attack on his Baghdad bunker in March, b

Like Kaa the python in Disney's Jungle Book, Tony Blair has
staked his career on a single hypnotic refrain.


A Joyous Song of Deliverance for Spring

In the current national climate, the notion that Washington might learn
from the experience of former Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev or
Mikhail Gorbachev would strike most as ludicrous.

George Bush is supposed to be the cowboy, Tony Blair the sidekick--or,
in some versions, the presidential poodle.

Brazil's revolution of the possible.

The day after the World Social Forum dialogues, I visited an encampment of landless people squatting in garbage-wrap tents alongside the road an hour from Porto Alegre.

Europeans opposed to war in Iraq are united by a deep distrust, even fear, of America.

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Cohen warns the upheaval in Kiev could stoke Putin’s fears that the West is trying to destabilize Russia, and prompt him to crack down on Russian dissenters.

February 25, 2014

The Nation’s Stephen Cohen warns that America’s rush to pick sides in Ukraine will likely lead to a new ‘Cold War divide.’

February 24, 2014

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