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Imperialism news and analysis from The Nation
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Secret US Military Documents Reveal a Constellation of American Military Bases Across Africa
Newly disclosed numbers contradict more than a decade’s worth of dissembling by US Africa Command.
April 20, 2017
How Our Foreign-Policy Elites Manufactured the Korea Crisis
The attack on the Syrian airfield was a message to North Korea and China—and a demonstration of Trump’s capitulation to the imperial clique.
March 28, 2017
America Wants Peace for the World—By Any Means Necessary
When the quest for peace means violence and terror.
March 21, 2017
Why Those Spring Breakers Chanted ‘Build That Wall’
We shouldn’t be surprised—they’re the children of unending war.
February 14, 2017
Ecuador’s Left-Wing Success Story
It doesn’t fit with neoliberal orthodoxy, but President Rafael Correa has made remarkable progress. Will the next government sustain it?
February 10, 2017
Trump Takes a Running Whack at the Liberal Interventionists
He’s erratic and he’s no progressive, but at least he’s challenging the high priests of the foreign-policy establishment.
January 25, 2017
The Liberal, Postwar ‘Order’ Is Dying—and That’s a Good Thing
Decades of unchallenged pre-eminence have left Americans fearful of change but also greatly in need of it.
January 23, 2017
Delusions of the US Intelligence Apparatus
A document released every four years shows a startling disconnect between US intelligence and the rest of the world.
January 5, 2017
Birth of an Imperial Nation
A new history of 19th-century America captures how the United States was always an empire.
December 21, 2016
American Foreign Policy Has an Empathy Problem
We need to understand the perspectives of important actors clearly enough to calculate the likely consequences of our actions.