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Century of Disaster

A tale of the twentieth century, from Stalin to Barbie

Kurdish fighter

President Obama must seek authorization for any further military action from both the UN Security Council and Congress.

ISIS

To reject the “Long War” doctrine, the American left first has to understand it. 

Gaza airstrike

The US and Israel passed on chance after chance to avoid the deadly war in Gaza—and prevent the deaths of thousands.

Guatemalan children

Our fickle immigration system leaves many families stuck between violence in their home countries and an aggressive enforcement regime across the border.

The Western consensus of an imperialist Russia is flawed.

Netanyahu

We must overcome our chronic failure to offer a clear and unified narrative on Israel’s strategic crisis. 

Blogs

Is Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's reign coming to an end?

January 28, 2011

Gay Ugandan activist David Kato was beaten to death earlier this week. Now it’s Brenda Namigadde, a Ugandan lesbian whose immigration status in Britain is unresolved, with a bull's-eye on her back.

January 28, 2011

A response to Robert Dreyfuss, Reed on the facts behind the State of the Union Address and reader mail.

January 28, 2011

ROTC memo prohibiting cadets from using WikiLeaks cables for course assignments could impact Stanford's decision on whether to allow ROTC to return to campus.

January 27, 2011

The Stuxnet work, he says, has saved us from the neocons' war.

January 27, 2011

WikiLeaks in Davos, Anonymous activists arrested, and, for those who get technology, WikiLeaks anonymizes ISPs to get past data retention laws. Oh, and uprising in Yemen.

January 27, 2011

General Petraeus speaks on sinking his teeth into Afghanistan.

January 26, 2011

In the State of the Union speech, Barack Obama did get applause for saying that the US stands with the people of Tunisia. Now, he didn't mention the two decades of support the US had given the dictatorship.
 

January 26, 2011

On Tuesday night, Obama glossed over his failures in foreign policy.

January 26, 2011

VISA is told WikiLeaks not breaking the law, Anonymous asks for help attacking Egypt websites, and Julian Assange's attorney gets an award

January 26, 2011