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Kerry and el-Sissi

The conviction of three Al Jazeera journalists yesterday underscored the hypocrisy of US support for Egypt’s General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Iraqi Oil Refinery

Once again, the media fails to address the issue underlying much of the violence in Iraq—control over its most precious resource.

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga troops

“Of course we are proud to be in the fight. Kirkuk is our city.”

Iraqi Funeral

In 2003, Bush and friends dreamed up a jihadi Iraq with deep ties to al-Qaeda. Now, their convenient nightmare is becoming a deadly reality.

American military involvement would inflame, not ease, Iraq’s sectarian divisions.

Bush

Former president Bush is to blame for the present crisis in Iraq—along with decades of murder, lies and imperial aggression.

New Delhi, India, January 22, 2014

Why does the belief that women are safest when secluded still hold sway in India?

Torture Protest

Eric Lomax was captured and tortured by the Japanese during World War II. Forty years later, he tracked down the man responsible.

Cheney and Friends

Since 9/11, power-hungry political leaders have eviscerated the First Amendment—and we’ve allowed them to do it.

Blogs

The impact of climate change on developing countries has so far been devestating, and stands to get only worse.

June 30, 2011

Climate change is not just "bad weather." In fact, it fuels ethnic strife, religious violence and resource wars.

June 30, 2011

 Talks are underway, but it's important to make sure Pakistan is on board.

June 29, 2011

With the passage of savage austerity measures, Greece qualifies for a 110 billion euro loan staving off imminent bankruptcy. But the long-term prognosis is far from positive.

June 29, 2011

In broad strokes Tim Pawlenty’s foreign policy speaks to the American religious right. But up close—like at a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations—he’s a hawkish version of Obama.

June 28, 2011

War didn't work in Libya, and too-gentle persuasion failed in Bahrain. Why would talking tough work in Syria?

June 28, 2011

Since the self-immolation carried out by a Tunisian fruit vendor which had far-reaching consequences across the region, the world has watched the political and social transformation across the Muslim world.

June 27, 2011

Before becoming the top-ranking US officer to die in Iraq when he killed himself in 2005, Col. Westhusing complained to Gen. David Petraeus about corruption and indiscriminate killings. 

June 27, 2011

Still, some argue that the United States must maintain—or even increase—Pentagon spending.

June 27, 2011

Cynicism abounds as House refuses to authorize the Libya mission but also refuses to defund it. This is John Boehner’s managed chaos; it serves Obama and the military-industrial complex but fails the Constitution.

June 24, 2011