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#YoSoy132 protest

The emerging #YoSoy132 student movement has shaken up the usual staid political classes heading into the July 1 vote—maybe for good.

Four ways the President is pursuing Cheney's geopolitics of global energy.

The vilifying charges levelled at Russia's president by the American media could undermine rational U.S. policy-making.

Nicolas Sarkozy

Socialist François Hollande defeated Sarko in the first-round vote. But the real victor may be National Front leader Marine Le Pen, now primed to play kingmaker.

Syrian rebel

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.

Blogs

The classic 1970s song that brought attention to South African apartheid.

December 6, 2013

Few, if any, of the towering figures of the twentieth century inspired as many people, or as many songs, as Nelson Mandela.

December 5, 2013

New sanctions could ruin the prospects for a long-term accord, giving ammunition to hardliners in Iran while causing the existing sanctions regime to collapse. 

November 26, 2013

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