Accidents and Disasters

Putin 2016

Again, Is the Possibility of a Trump-Putin Détente Really Dead? Again, Is the Possibility of a Trump-Putin Détente Really Dead?

“Kremlingate” is said to have killed any prospect for Trump administration cooperation with Putin’s Kremlin, but the May 2 phone talk between the two leaders showed it is still ali...

May 3, 2017 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

War-merica

Where Is the Elizabeth Warren of Foreign Policy? Where Is the Elizabeth Warren of Foreign Policy?

A challenge to the failed doctrines of the Democratic foreign-policy establishment is long overdue. 

Apr 25, 2017 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

People protest after Russian hacking allegations.

Why the New Cold War Is More Dangerous Than the Preceding One Why the New Cold War Is More Dangerous Than the Preceding One

Questionable but orthodox Cold War narratives make actual war with Russia more likely than during its 40-year predecessor.

Apr 19, 2017 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

Drought in Syria displaces millions

The Other Poison Gas Killing Syrians: Carbon Dioxide Emissions The Other Poison Gas Killing Syrians: Carbon Dioxide Emissions

If Trump and his cronies really cared about children killed by noxious gases, they wouldn’t be trying to spew ever more CO2 into the atmosphere.

Apr 18, 2017 / Juan Cole

Donald Trump

‘Words Are Also Deeds’: Unverified Stories and the Growing Risk of War With Russia ‘Words Are Also Deeds’: Unverified Stories and the Growing Risk of War With Russia

The US narratives for which there are as of yet no facts could lead to direct military conflict between Washington and Moscow.

Apr 12, 2017 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

War-merica

Syria Strike Follows Washington’s Failed Foreign-Policy Playbook Syria Strike Follows Washington’s Failed Foreign-Policy Playbook

For those who recognize that Trump cannot bomb his way to peace, it is time to revive and mobilize an antiwar movement.

Apr 11, 2017 / Editorial / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Civilians killed in Mosul

Under Trump, the United States May Now Be Killing More Civilians Than Russia Under Trump, the United States May Now Be Killing More Civilians Than Russia

With mass-casualty events from Raqqa to Mosul, some think the US military is scrapping rules designed to protect innocents.

Mar 29, 2017 / Peter Certo

20 Million at risk of famine

Famine Could Kill 20 Million in Africa and Yemen—Why the Deafening Silence? Famine Could Kill 20 Million in Africa and Yemen—Why the Deafening Silence?

As with the threat to kick 24 million off health care here, unchecked power is bringing humanity to a grave crisis.

Mar 24, 2017 / Patrick Lawrence

West, Texas plant

Why Does Trump Want to Stop Investigating Chemical Accidents? Why Does Trump Want to Stop Investigating Chemical Accidents?

Eliminating a critical agency that costs as much as four Mar-a-Lago trips. 

Mar 23, 2017 / George Zornick

Vladimir Putin

While Neo-McCarthyism Spreads, US-Russian Détente May Be Unfolding While Neo-McCarthyism Spreads, US-Russian Détente May Be Unfolding

“Kremlin-puppet” allegations against Trump are said to have crippled Trump’s ability to initiate cooperative relations with Moscow—but have they?

Mar 15, 2017 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

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