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The last time I saw pictures of a man in need of a haircut being displayed as a trophy of the American Empire it was Che Guevara, stretched out dead on a table in Vallegrande, a village in the Bo

To: Commander, Coalition Forces
From: Karl Rove, Supreme Commander

The capture of Saddam Hussein is being treated as a celebratory occasion, but it is one that the Bush Administration might come to regret.

To Londoners, even many who did not oppose the war, Bush's visit felt like an assertion of absolute, arrogant power.

In the end, Tony Blair had nothing to fear but fear itself. As the
Labour Party assembled for its annual conference here on Britain's
Yiddish Riviera, the news looked grim.

There's been scant notice of refugees being brutally driven out of Chechnya.

Venezuela appeared to take a couple of steps closer to a recall
referendum on the presidency of Hugo Chávez in recent weeks, but
there is little chance that he will be removed by elector

With its daily dominance of the headlines and a stellar cast from the
worlds of government, secret intelligence and the media, the Hutton
inquiry, playing here until the end of the month, is ea

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

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