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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.

Guantánamo Bay

Prominent lawyers from Obama's home state of Illinois urge the president to shutter the infamous, illegal prison. 

Putin

How the American media misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine.

Dick Cheney

It was Dick Cheney, more than any other official, who set the terms for the post-9/11 world we all share.

Blogs

Because we have not held Dick Cheney and the other war criminals accountable for their crude distortion of international law, torture continues to sneak into our national diaogue as a viable option for intelligence gathering.

May 10, 2011

The ISI claims to disapprove of the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but the raid got the green light from Islamabad ten years ago.

May 10, 2011

After a good week for President Obama, it's now time to discuss end games for Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

May 9, 2011

The Palestinian accord is a good thing, and Obama should resist Israel's efforts to scuttle it.

May 9, 2011

Assad's likely to survive the crisis, and the United States should stay out.

May 9, 2011

The British election has produced a surprise constitutional earthquake.

May 7, 2011

This week, the Nation brings you in-depth coverage of Osama bin Laden's death and what's next for the 'War on Terror.' And I argue for a saner budget blueprint modeled after the Congressional Progressive Caucus People's Budget.

May 6, 2011

The first Republican presidential debate featured clear calls from two candidates to respond to the death of Osama bin Laden by exiting Afghanistan.

May 6, 2011

This week, the news hit that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, perhaps best known for his Angels in America, was being blocked from receiving an honorary degree from the City University of New York because of his views on Israel.

May 5, 2011

Whether or not torture procured any clues leading to bin Laden’s death, Trump's birther base can obsess over it, magnifying every rumor out of all proportion.

May 5, 2011