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Afghanistan poppy field

We continue to see ourselves, as we have since 9/11, as victims, not destabilizers, of the world we inhabit.

Iraqi soldiers

After thirteen years of the failed war on terror, it’s time to scrutinize America’s assumptions about military involvement in the Middle East. 

Israeli soldier in Hebron

In the latest round of violence, the Israeli government has been rebuked by its own security chief.



AFRICOM

The US military continues a long series of mistakes, missteps and mishaps across Africa.

Hamilton Fish remembers legendary film director and creative force behind 'The Graduate', Mike Nichols.

US Marines

Congress is spending billions of dollars on bases in the Middle East, but what role do they really serve?

Bloody Egyptian Flag

A sense of malaise plagues activist circles, with energies largely spent supporting the thousands in prison.

Tomas Young

The Iraq War vet turned peace activist died on the eve of Veteran’s Day.

                                       —Headline, The New York Times

Guantánamo Protester

As the UN Committee Against Torture meets in Geneva, Murat Kurnaz urges justice for those detained and tortured at Guantánamo.

Blogs

It’s the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of WWI.

December 23, 2014

The president's announcement this week was a long overdue step into the twenty-first century.

December 23, 2014

Now that President Obama has broken the taboo on recognizing Cuba, he should send a US ambassador to Palestine as a prerequisite for a comprehensive peace treaty.

December 23, 2014

An estimated half-million to 1.5 million children are involved in the cocoa trade. 

December 22, 2014

“It is unacceptable that the Defense Department continues to waste massive amounts of money,” Sanders argues.

December 18, 2014

Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014

The two countries have resumed a dialogue after fifty years.

December 17, 2014

The history of US-Cuban relations in the last fifty-five years is the history of the loss of American prestige.

December 17, 2014

Dick Cheney clarifies what he means by American Exceptionalism.

December 17, 2014

The region’s transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the United States would be wise to heed: “Never again.”

December 12, 2014