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As the Syrian government clings to repressive tactics it knows best, the conflict becomes ever more intractable.

Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, the relationship features more elements of cold-war conflict than of stable cooperation.

A new report has found the Assad regime responsible for crimes against humanity. Will it do anything to stop the bloodshed?

Joachim Gauck could offer too striking a contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s own devotion to a politics of small compromises. 

What role and responsibility does the United States have for the situation in Yemen?

Hamza Kashgari’s persecution—merely for tweeting uncertainty about his religious faith—exposes the cynicism and brutality of the kingdom’s royal-clerical rulers.

The Palestinian leader’s defiance of Washington was applauded in Ramallah. But his diplomatic daring has little chance of success without a unified national strategy that draws energy from the Arab uprisings.

As the Assad regime cracks down on protesters, it is waging a propaganda war on Syrians and stoking fears of a civil war.

Secret US Embassy cables ripple through Haitian politics, imperiling the appointment of a new prime minister.

Family members of Egyptians killed during the revolution are protesting as a crucial trial keeps gettting postponed by a judge with ties to Mubarak.

Blogs

There is nothing praiseworthy in opposing the violation of the privacy of powerful world leaders while ignoring the rights of millions of ordinary citizens.

October 30, 2013

Reactionaries of the world, unite!

October 25, 2013

Neoconservatives, Netanyahu are facing a nightmare scenario.

October 4, 2013

A call for regional disarmament in the Middle East would bring scrutiny to Israel’s alleged nuclear weapons supply.

September 26, 2013

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel talks about the opportunity for collaboration with Russia in Syria.

September 16, 2013

Prof. Stephen F. Cohen goes on HuffPost Live to promote diplomacy with Russia.

September 13, 2013

Katrina vanden Heuvel spoke on a panel on MSNBC's NOW with Alex Wagner​ this morning to debate the reasons for and consequences of Obama's decisions and where Edward Snowden, the 2014 Olympics and LGBT rights in Russia fit into the picture.

August 7, 2013

Obama did, and the result was…awkward. 

June 20, 2013

But Netanyahu and his ally, extremist Sheldon Adelson, are twin wrecking balls.

May 29, 2013

McCain seems worried by the idea of peace, and the State Department refuses to rule out a role for Iran.

May 15, 2013