Katrina vanden Heuvel

Editorial Director and Publisher

@KatrinaNation

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editorial director and publisher of The Nation, America’s leading source of progressive politics and culture. She served as editor of the magazine from 1995 to 2019.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is voting-booth-getty.jpg A voting booth is seen at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections in Virginia Beach, Va., during early voting on Friday, September 22, 2023.

Is 2024 Democracy’s “Super Bowl”? Is 2024 Democracy’s “Super Bowl”?

Two billion people—half the world’s population—will participate in more than 75 elections this year.

Jan 17, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

US President Joe Biden, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a news conference in the Indian Treaty Room on the White House complex, in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

Ukraine and the End of Magical Thinking Ukraine and the End of Magical Thinking

Time for reassessment and a change of course.

Dec 20, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

The statue of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt stands before the United Nations emblem at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial.

On the 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights On the 75th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights

How Eleanor Roosevelt's leadership made her the “First Lady of the World.”

Dec 8, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Stephen F. Cohen Russian Fate

“Russian Fate: A Memoir I’ll Never Write” “Russian Fate: A Memoir I’ll Never Write”

From the archives and files of Stephen F. Cohen.

Nov 29, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

President Joe Biden delivers an address on the conflict between Israel and Gaza and the Russian invasion of Ukraine from the Oval Office in Washington, D.C., on October 19, 2023.

An Indigestible Nation An Indigestible Nation

While the world has changed and threats are different, the Biden administration’s worldview is rooted in the assumption that America is the “indispensable nation” that will police...

Nov 16, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel and Robert L. Borosage

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Sits Down With “The Nation”

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Sits Down With “The Nation” Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Sits Down With “The Nation”

In his first-ever interview with a US outlet, the Cuban president shares his thoughts on the future of Cuban socialism, the US blockade, and the economic difficulties facing the i...

Oct 28, 2023 / Editorial / D.D. Guttenplan and Katrina vanden Heuvel

Osage folks on the red carpet NY premiere of Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon

How Osage Nation Members Struck Back at Decades of Indigenous Misrepresentation in the Media How Osage Nation Members Struck Back at Decades of Indigenous Misrepresentation in the Media

Killers of the Flower Moon Embeds Members on Both Sides of the Camera

Oct 24, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

television screen with soldier and american flag; pax americana

How Today’s Turmoil Is Eliciting a Wave of Nostalgia for Pax Americana How Today’s Turmoil Is Eliciting a Wave of Nostalgia for Pax Americana

Yet the notion that the United States ever withdrew from the world is risible.

Oct 17, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

(Left) Firefighters dousing the flames at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City, on March 25, 1911. (Right) People walk past the Asch building 100 years later, on March 24, 2011.

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

How it inspires the struggle for workers’ rights.

Oct 10, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Trump speaking at book banning, anti-trans, 'parental values' moms for liberty conference

Want to Know How Far-Reaching the Right-Wing Movement Against Free Expression in Schools Is? Want to Know How Far-Reaching the Right-Wing Movement Against Free Expression in Schools Is?

PEN America just released a scary report.

Sep 26, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

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