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The president roped once-non-aligned India into a strategic alliance, but only by bolstering the Modi government, with its religious intolerance and pro-corporate policies.

Benjamin Netanyahu

It’s not about whether systematic discrimination against Arab citizens should continue—it’s about whether it should be codified in explicitly racist legislation.

Syriza supporters

The election was a triumph for anti-austerity politics and a rejection of corruption. Now comes the hard part.

President Obama

Obama’s foreign policy may be lackluster—but at least it’s better than Bush’s “visionary” drive towards world dominion.

As demonstrators protest the government’s involvement in the disappearance of forty-three students in September, a case with many of the same grim hallmarks is getting renewed attention.

European Union

The complex federal project of the EU has proven fragile in the absence of a strong external threat.

A dining tent at a Red Crescent hospital, Hafir, 1916

Reconsidering how the Middle East was transformed by World War I.

Blogs

You can’t squeeze clean water out of dirty business.

April 27, 2015

Neocons will lose the Iran fight because their bankrupt ideology is too partisan, but they’re winning the war of ideas in the GOP.

April 24, 2015

The devastating migrant boat wreck in the Mediterranean reveals the failure of the EU's refugee policy.  

April 24, 2015

Moderate political commentators are finally admitting what some have been saying for months—that war with Russia is a real possibility.

April 24, 2015

The resource wars in Latin America are heating up, and the poor are paying the price.

April 22, 2015

Even after more than a decade, the GOP’s position on relations with Cuba hasn’t changed.

April 21, 2015

What will it take to repair US-Russian relations?

April 20, 2015

Not correcting the story of Richard Engel’s kidnapping is worse than the Brian Williams scandal.

April 17, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks to John Batchelor about what will happen if Minsk II fails.

April 16, 2015

The late author influenced a whole generation of Latin American leftists. 

April 13, 2015