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In principle, I rather detest articles or items that begin or end with the words, "You heard it here first." Nonetheless, this is what I told the readers of this column on December 28, 1998, in r

Boris Yeltsin's sudden resignation as President on New Year's Eve provoked ritual praise of his legacy by the same editorial voices that have been championing him for nine years as Russia's great

Research assistance provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

A little broken glass in the streets of Seattle has transformed the World Trade Organization into a popular icon for the unregulated globalization that tramples human values on every continent, a

During the Battle in Seattle, The Nation and The Nation Institute kept a high profile, deploying a contingent of staff and contributors and helping to stage one of the best-r

The spectacle of human beings acting out mindless violence through pack behavior instills more terror in the heart than perhaps any other event in the natural world.

"Master of Space"--a motto of the United States Space Command, a joint Air Force, Army and Navy command set up by the Pentagon in 1985--says it all.

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It’s no time for a White House victory dance.

February 24, 2014

The United States has little leverage, but at the least it can let Moscow know it doesn”t want chaos in Kiev.

February 21, 2014

Censorship at Jewish museums and a crude new anti–J Street documentary suggest a pro-Israel establishment in a panic.

February 21, 2014

A drone strike in Yemen in December may have killed civilians and violated Obama’s targeted killing policies, a new report says. 

February 21, 2014

Even before the whipping, the professionalism of the Cossack hosts springing up around Russia was unclear.

February 20, 2014

Appearing on Democracy Now!, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen expounds on the implications of the West’s involvement in Ukraine. 

February 20, 2014

This week, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appeared on the John Batchelor Show and The O'Reilly Factor to discuss the geopolitical stakes of the unrest in Ukraine. 

February 19, 2014

As the human rights situation has deteriorated, US military aid has ramped up.

February 19, 2014

It’s a tragedy made worse by America’s overreaching.

February 19, 2014

The brief detention of Pussy Riot members is only the latest in a series of oppressive arrests at this Olympics.

February 18, 2014