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The capture of Saddam Hussein has raised the question of how best to hold him accountable for the horrendous human rights violations committed by his regime.

A confession is, by definition, a declaration of guilt.

Barely a month ago Prime Minister Tony Blair looked unstoppable. He'd survived, narrowly, a revolt within his own party over plans to allow universities to charge higher tuition fees.

It's been a while since Cuba, that caiman-shaped Caribbean isle, ceased to be a place on the map.

Meteorologists may disagree, but the political weather in Britain almost always comes from the United States.

When
Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a bloody coup on
September 11, 1973, the Nixon Administration declared its support for
the "preservation of Chilean democracy." In

Editor's Note: The Nation gives its columnists the widest possible latitude and, as readers know, their views are not always those of the magazine. In this instance, however, the editor wants to go on record as disagreeing profoundly with the analogies made by Alexander Cockburn in this column.

New documents detail how Rumsfeld and Reagan let Iraq know it was just fine to keep using chemical weapons against Iran and the Kurds.

Brilliant, spirited, but he's stayed too long.

"The enemies of a free Iraq have lost their leader," said George Bush following the capture of Saddam Hussein.

Blogs

This is the most dangerous geopolitical situation since the Cuban missile crisis. 

February 19, 2015

The Nation’s Stephen Cohen tells John Batchelor that the fragile deal may be the last exit on the road to war with Russia.

February 18, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks to John Batchelor about the dangers of sending lethal aid to Ukraine.

February 12, 2015

The Syriza coalition is not just pushing for a better deal—it is saying no to a self-destructive game.

February 12, 2015

Don’t fall for Bibi’s bid to repackage himself as a kindly mensch.

February 6, 2015

The apparent murder of an Argentine prosecutor raises more questions than it answers.

February 3, 2015

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