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Former top UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi lays out how decades of naïveté about Arab societies, poor planning and post-conflict miscalculations have fostered a deep mistrust and lack of confidence in the United States.

A Roman theater in Bosra, once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia, 2009

How the destruction of architectural treasures became a weapon in Syria’s ongoing civil war.

American soldier

After more than two decades of empty declarations of victory in Iraq, “success,” however defined, is impossible. 

Hear from some of the activists who made up the massive crowd at the largest environmental justice demonstration in history. 

The bracing campaign for independence gave Scots a vision of a real political alternative.

Despite the pretentions of our governing and pundit classes, America has neither the right nor the resources to act as a kind of tutor to burgeoning democracies.

Protest Rally

Because our leaders didn’t listen, or listened too late, the end came in Vietnam as a total catastrophe. It’s not too late to avoid a repeat in Syria.

The crisis in Iraq and Syria demands a political solution. Here are the key diplomatic steps needed to get there.

Talking heads like former General Jack Keane are all over the news media fanning fears of IS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Pentagon contractors?

Blogs

Who are the surrender monkeys now?

January 23, 2015

Amid management intimidation, police violence and government disinterest, the movement is still pushing for better working conditions and fair compensation. 

January 23, 2015

Five years after the devastating earthquake, has Haiti fallen into de facto dictatorship?

January 22, 2015

Stephen Cohen on continued conflict in Ukraine. 

January 22, 2015

Poverty in France’s Muslim communities should elicit public dismay, and not just because it’s among the factors that may have motivated Charlie Hebdo’s attackers.

January 22, 2015

President Obama’s speech was a mixed bag for progressives on foreign policy.

January 21, 2015

Finally, after thirty-five years, the Guatemalan military is being held responsible for murdering forty Mayan peasants.

January 21, 2015

As the unity government wrangles over management of the devastated Gaza Strip, government workers are striking for their overdue wages.

January 20, 2015

The week when everyone forgot the definition of irony.

January 20, 2015

The Nation's Stephen Cohen tells John Batchelor why the latest violence in Ukraine reminds him of the early eighties.

January 15, 2015