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Obama nobel prize

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

(Reuters/Fars News/Sina Shiri)

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.

Malalai Joya

US forces used the plight of Afghan women to justify war—but twelve years later, women are still suffering.

Blogs

Check out what the terrific Amy Davidson has to say on the subject in The New Yorker.

March 1, 2014

Large pro-democracy demonstrations have largely escaped the Western media’s radar.

February 27, 2014

Citing costs, Republicans blocked comprehensive legislation to extend health care and education. 

February 27, 2014

Ukrainians can resolve their problems without generating a US-Russian, Cold War–like crisis.

February 27, 2014

Obama finally started making plans to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan, and members of Congress are speaking up. 

February 26, 2014

Cohen warns the upheaval in Kiev could stoke Putin’s fears that the West is trying to destabilize Russia, and prompt him to crack down on Russian dissenters.

February 25, 2014

The environmental legacy of the Sochi Games includes habitat destruction, polluted waterways and razed forests. 

February 25, 2014

The cuts ought to be seen as only a down payment on the level of defense spending reductions that are really needed.

February 25, 2014

Congress continues to debate changes to the military justice system after decades of scandals, investigatory panels and trials have failed to stem the sexual assault epidemic. 

February 24, 2014

The Nation’s Stephen Cohen warns that America’s rush to pick sides in Ukraine will likely lead to a new ‘Cold War divide.’

February 24, 2014