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Why it’s hard to make sense of US foreign policy.

Obama nobel prize

With a historic deal in Iran, the Obama administration is one step closer to fulfilling its peacekeeping promise.

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It’s looking increasingly likely—but there’s reason to fear the White House will overplay its hand.

A group of Bengalis in the countryside

The humanitarian impulse has not vanished from US foreign policy. It has simply split into two camps.

US Border Patrol

For the US, “homeland security” is hardly limited to the homeland.

Kalpona Akter

Surging union growth and militancy is due to courageous leaders like Kalpona Akter: child laborer at 12, union president at 15, she’s now head of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity.

Blogs

Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry for an update on the Ukraine crisis. 

March 10, 2014

No one’s really up for a real showdown.

March 10, 2014

Unlike so many others, she wants to wait for the full facts before making a firm declaration.

March 8, 2014

US officials claim the capture of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is a major drug war victory. They're wrong.

March 7, 2014

Ukraine’s ultra-right-wing Svoboda party is no fringe organization.

March 6, 2014

“When someone makes a big public show of a personal decision, it is nothing more than a self-promotional stunt,” RT says.

March 6, 2014

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel calls for an end to sabre-rattling over Ukraine in an appearance on CNN’s Amanpour

March 5, 2014

Even as we condemn the introduction of Russian troops in Crimea, we have to remember that the Cold War is over—and both sides must act that way.

March 5, 2014

The Israel lobby lost big on Iran sanctions in January, and now it faces a huge challenge with the coming Obama-Kerry peace plan.

March 4, 2014