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The Capitol in Washington

No matter who wins the presidency, we can count on the re-election of two words: “more war.”

Haiti reconstruction

The international community pledged enough aid to give every Haitian a check for $1,000. The money went elsewhere.

The Syriza party is poised to win Greece’s snap elections on an anti-austerity platform.

US Special Forces in Sudan

What do you know about the special forces carrying out a secret war in more than half the nations on the planet?

The Interview premiere

The film perpetuates America’s myth of itself as the guardian of global peace. But in reality, it’s the United States that has too hastily escalated sanctions.

Soldier and humvee in Iraq

Iraqis have a saying: “The rug is never sold”—meaning that there’s always more money to be made from any transaction. American defense contractors would agree.

Pablo Iglesias

Just a year after its founding, it’s the country’s leading party.

Eric Bolling on Fox

In the wake of the Paris attacks, moral idiots play their predictable roles.

The sad irony of terrorism is that it sparks a backlash against the very groups it seeks to champion.

Blogs

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks with Jon Batchelor about how history informs the Ukranian crisis today.

March 25, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

Dozens of poor El Salvadorans were killed during the bishop’s funeral thirty five years ago.

March 25, 2015

Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.

March 20, 2015

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

House GOP lauds Netanyahu’s win as "hard-fought and well-earned."

March 20, 2015

US liberalism and "democracy promotion" are in part to blame for current tensions with Russia.

March 20, 2015

After five decades of pretending otherwise, the Pentagon has reluctantly confirmed that Israel does indeed possess nuclear bombs, as well as awesome weapons technology similar to America’s.

March 20, 2015

The story Frank tells in his new memoir of Robert McNamara’s visit to Harvard in 1966 is, to put it generously, incomplete.

March 20, 2015