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Imperialism news and analysis from The Nation
June 6, 2017
Rather Than Russia, America Should Fear Itself
Like the Soviet Union, it is now defined by surveillance, militarism, and shadow government.
William J. Astore
June 1, 2017
Will America Once Again Undermine Iran’s Pro-Democracy Movement?
Reformists won big in the recent elections, but Trump favors confrontation, which helps Iranian hard-liners.
May 30, 2017
How the 1989 War on Manuel Noriega’s Panama Super-Charged US Militarism
It brought together neocons and realists in a warm-up act for the first Gulf War.
May 5, 2017
The United States Should Listen to South Korea—or It Will Reap the Whirlwind
Recent US actions underscore a deep-seated problem: refusal to see South Korea as an independent nation with interests of its own.
May 2, 2017
The Military Now Runs US Foreign Policy
And as Trump’s recent turnabout shows, the establishment will brook no dissent from the reigning orthodoxy.
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April 27, 2017
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?