World

The Syriza Syndrome and Italy’s Political Establishment

Why doesn’t Italy, with its strong left-wing traditions, have a Podemos like Spain?

Frederika Randall

Is Goldman Sachs Partly to Blame for Greece’s Debt Crisis?

The bank should be held morally accountable for its risky deal-making, says Reich. Nonsense, says Cohan—that's “populist demagoguery.”

William D. Cohan and Robert B. Reich

How Israel Uses Water to Control Palestinian Life

The relentless scarcity is purposeful and integral to Israel’s strategy of “demographic balance.”

Charlotte Silver

Greece

The Troika’s Ultimatum to Greece Is Terrible. Leaving the Euro Would Be Worse.

Those who blithely call for exit haven’t fully imagined what that would mean for Greek citizens.

Maria Margaronis

How Much Has Public Opinion Driven the Greek Debt Negotiations?

Public opinion plays a larger role in negotiations than you might expect.

Ethan Corey

Should Greece Leave the Euro?

Economists disagree on whether it’s the best of what are now only bad options. But they do agree on one thing: The latest bailout plan will only lead to more suffering.

Asha Thanki

Special Report

The Roots of Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis—and Why Austerity Will Not Solve It

The US government is at least partially responsible for the emergency, which is affecting millions of what are effectively second-class US citizens.
Ed Morales

Riding through the hills of Canóvanas last weekend with Prima, a vacationing 65-year-old Brooklynite who was born and raised in the Puerto Rican countryside, I got a brief lesson on the island’s history and political economy. “This land was all cañaverales,” she said, meaning rough acres of sugarcane, which has… Continue Reading >

Gaza: One Year Later

How Long Before Israel Begins Another Operation in the Gaza Strip?

“For Israel, war is no longer an option. It is a way of life.”

Max Blumenthal

Israel Will Invade Gaza Again—the Only Question Is How Soon

A year after Israel's bloody assault on Gaza, another war is all but guaranteed.

Noura Erakat

Gaza’s Mental-Health Crisis and the Trauma of Permanent War

On the anniversary of the 2014 war, Gaza’s kids are still trying to recover from years of cascading violence.

Jen Marlowe

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Tell Congress: Do Not Sabotage Diplomacy With Iran

Members of Congress are threatening to sabotage the historic deal with Iran—a move that risks bringing us closer to war.

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