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BP spill

Senior politicians in both parties have become so intoxicated by the idea of an American surge in energy production that they have lost their senses.

India elections

When Indians go to the polls starting April 7th, the country’s system of democracy will be at risk.

Jonathan Schell

Recollections from Tom Engelhardt and an interview with Schell.

Special Forces

The officers running secret operations there have been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today." 

Before I even knew it, I was on the ground, a gun pointing at my head—for photographing a brazen mid-day raid against a TV studio.

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen’s party has emerged as a formidable political force not just nationally, but locally. 

Jonathan Schell

The power and persuasiveness of Jonathan's work came from the enduring belief that there is no idea so powerful as a moral one.

Surveillance

Now that household items connect to the Internet, what people do with their private lives will be monitored ever more closely.

Bellicose posturing could lead to disaster. The only way out is through diplomacy.

Blogs

Examining the nuclear entrapment that is with us to this day.

August 22, 2011

Right on schedule, the multinationals follow the rebels into Tripoli.

August 22, 2011

Not exactly an earthshaking event, and no great victory for NATO.

August 22, 2011

With promised reforms still not materializing, protests from Islamists, Leftists and others are demanding a redistribution of wealth in the economically stratified country.

August 20, 2011

Social media may not play as pivotal a role in Egypt's electoral process as it did in the initial phases of the revolution; rather, grassroots, in-person campaigning will sustain the revolutionary momentum moving forward.

August 20, 2011

During her time reporting on the protest movement, Alwadi was detained by authorities in Bahrain and forced to sign a statement saying that she wouldn't write about or engage in political activities.

August 20, 2011

Within Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, tension between the group's younger and older generations is growing.

August 20, 2011

The untold story of America's military occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

August 19, 2011

It's time to end the vitriol over Iran. But in a presidential year, that’s not likely.

August 18, 2011

Chilean students are no longer willing to accept mountains of debt to gain an education, and they have have taken over university campuses demanding accessible education for all of the country's students.

August 18, 2011