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Humanitarian aid

There is nothing progressive about defending Russia’s role in Syria, no matter how one packages it. 

Venezuela

The protests this week have far more to do with returning economic and political elites to power than with their downfall.

Anti-government protesters

All parties involved share responsibility for the failure of negotiations and the escalation of violence in Ukraine. 

FISA order

The revelations of whistleblowers lead us to believe that we know a great deal about the secret world of Washington. This is an illusion.

Vietnam War timeline

The Pentagon’s whitewashed history of the Vietnam War provokes troubling questions about how the invasion of Iraq will one day be remembered.

Glenn Greenwald

If anything, reporting on the NSA’s overreach has revealed just how dangerous to our freedoms the agency’s surveillance practices really are.

Afghanistan drone

It’s still possible to remember, almost nostalgically, how the Fifth Amendment used to guarantee Americans due process.

Lakhdar Brahimi

Thanks to the deft negotiations of this veteran UN troubleshooter, tensions have eased in the Geneva peace talks. 

In Tunisia, secularists and Islamists produced a landmark constitution—without Western interference.

Amr Hamzawy

Amr Hamzawy was one of the few liberals who condemned both the Morsi government’s misrule and the military coup. Now he’s increasingly isolated.

Blogs

Democrats and Republicans warn of the perils of imagining there is a military "fix."

July 3, 2014

Already working alongside Iran in Iraq, the US ought to end its support for Syria’s rebels, freeing Syria’s forces against ISIS.

July 3, 2014

With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab Spring.

July 2, 2014

Being a woman in Iraq was difficult before the ISIS offensive. The current wave of militarization is making life even worse.

July 2, 2014

Protect the embassy, advise Iraqi troops, protect Baghdad airport. And then?

July 2, 2014

The politicians were happy, if nobody else.

July 1, 2014

Early warnings of an American policy in thrall to the Israeli right.

July 1, 2014

Be careful what you say about drones—they might be listening.

July 1, 2014

How to really speak truth to neocon blather.

June 30, 2014

The Nation’s editor and publisher takes the notorious neo-con and Iraq war architect to task on ABC’s The Week.

June 30, 2014