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Catalans are fed up with Madrid’s austerity and corruption—making November’s referendum nonbinding has only postponed the confrontation.

Onnig Kardash at the April 24 Armenian Genocide Commemoration, 1967

An Armenian-American writer asks if the Armenian obsession with genocide recognition is worth its emotional and psychological price.

Ukrainian soldiers

Senators Carl Levin and James Inhofe’s call to send weapons into a war zone is a transparent ploy to provoke Russia.

health worker

Countering Ebola will require a whole new set of protections and priorities, which should emerge from the medical and public health communities—not the national security state.

Laura Poitras

The filmmaker behind the new Citizenfour talks about Snowden, the NSA and her dangerous pen.

After two decades of sham negotiations, it’s the best way to put pressure on Israel to end the occupation.

US Navy

The US is at war in the Middle East, again. What could possibly go wrong? 

Rian Malan

For Rian Malan, seeking atonement doesn’t necessarily mean one will attain it.

Corruption in Haiti is still rampant—and the US-backed regime of President Michel Martelly still uses the political toolbox developed by the Duvaliers to control the country.

Iraqi soldier

For a foreign occupying force to create a unified and effective army from a disunified and disaffected populace was (and remains) a fool’s errand.

Blogs

The new Saudi king faces a legacy of unrelieved authoritarianism, corruption, and regional, class and sectarian discontents, the result of the tepid and incomplete reforms of his predecessor, the late King Abdullah. Only democratic and human rights reforms can hope to assure the kingdom's future.

January 27, 2015

Who are the surrender monkeys now?

January 23, 2015

Amid management intimidation, police violence and government disinterest, the movement is still pushing for better working conditions and fair compensation. 

January 23, 2015

Five years after the devastating earthquake, has Haiti fallen into de facto dictatorship?

January 22, 2015

Stephen Cohen on continued conflict in Ukraine. 

January 22, 2015

Poverty in France’s Muslim communities should elicit public dismay, and not just because it’s among the factors that may have motivated Charlie Hebdo’s attackers.

January 22, 2015

President Obama’s speech was a mixed bag for progressives on foreign policy.

January 21, 2015

Finally, after thirty-five years, the Guatemalan military is being held responsible for murdering forty Mayan peasants.

January 21, 2015

As the unity government wrangles over management of the devastated Gaza Strip, government workers are striking for their overdue wages.

January 20, 2015

The week when everyone forgot the definition of irony.

January 20, 2015