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The arrest of Augusto Pinochet in England more than a year ago stunned the world and emboldened those seeking to bring dictators and war criminals to justice.

(With apologies, under the table, to Mother Goose)

"The problem with taking a blood sample for your malaria test is that the cockroaches may eat it in the night," announced the nurse. "Ants are an even worse problem.

The law governing the case of Elián González, the 6-year-old Cuban boy found clinging to an inner tube after his mother drowned on the way here from Cuba, could not be more clear.

It seems so familiar to me:
They know one more tank, one more gun'll
Allow best and brightest to see
The light at the end of the tunnel.

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.

Blogs

Maybe you guessed it already, but the billions we're pouring into rebuilding Afghanistan aren't working.

June 8, 2011

Ollanta Humala's defeat of Keiko Fujimori in a run-off election is a victory for progressives and for Brazil. But can Humala bring about “growth with social inclusion”?

June 7, 2011

America's vision of Russia is still tainted by the Cold War. It's time for Obama to lead the effort to turn Russia into a reliable ally.

June 6, 2011

Meir Dagan calls Netanyahu, Ehud Barak “reckless and irresponsible.”

June 6, 2011

Cables obtained from WikiLeaks document the influence the US Embassy sought over the nation in an expanse of nearly seven years—from ten months before the 2004 coup d’etat to just after the earthquake.

June 3, 2011

 This week, a series of groundbreaking reports about U.S. and U.N. policy toward Haiti. Plus, a comprehensive look at who's bankrolling the assault on Elizabeth Warren. And, we welcome guest-blogger Dana Goldstein.

June 3, 2011

The drug war in Mexico has hit affluent, formerly stable cities that were once protected from the violence. The US's role in this? Supplying the weapons and demanding the drugs.

June 2, 2011

The ultimate in cyber-hypocrisy from the Pentagon.

June 2, 2011

The House was supposed to debate Congressman Kucinich's proposal to end the war in Libya. But the resolution was pulled from the floor calendar in a classic case of dereliction of duty.

June 1, 2011

A video documenting alleged torture by the Assad regime went viral—reinvigorating protests in Syria—and then hit a wall on the very website where it first launched. Does YouTube have a human rights policy?

May 31, 2011