Africa

Bernie Sanders

Sanders Should Challenge the Foreign-Policy Status Quo Sanders Should Challenge the Foreign-Policy Status Quo

We desperately need to overturn a foreign policy that grows ever more divorced from the interests and security concerns of the vast majority of Americans.

Feb 9, 2016 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Cold Warriors Strike Back

The Cold Warriors Strike Back The Cold Warriors Strike Back

In Washington, London, Turkey, Kiev, and even Moscow, opponents of a possible US–Russian détente on Ukraine and Syria demonstrate again their power to thwart the process of negotia...

Jan 27, 2016 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

J.M. Coetzee.

J.M. Coetzee’s Facts of Life J.M. Coetzee’s Facts of Life

For the South African author, the selves we write and read may be truer than any other.

Jan 28, 2016 / Books & the Arts / Becca Rothfeld

US Troops Afghanistan

The Pentagon’s New Base Plan Will Achieve the Exact Opposite of Its Goal The Pentagon’s New Base Plan Will Achieve the Exact Opposite of Its Goal

We’re building bases to prevent terrorism, but local terror groups are recruiting in reaction to our bases.

Jan 14, 2016 / David Vine

Ukrainian national flag

World Disorder in the New Year World Disorder in the New Year

Civil, terrorist, and trade wars are now destabilizing the international order, abetted by the US-Russian Cold War.

Jan 6, 2016 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

The Post-1991 World Order Is Crumbling—When Will the US Adjust?

The Post-1991 World Order Is Crumbling—When Will the US Adjust? The Post-1991 World Order Is Crumbling—When Will the US Adjust?

Despite transformational events from Ukraine and the European Union to the Middle East, Washington refuses to re-think anything.

Dec 23, 2015 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

After Paris, There Is Some Room for Hope

After Paris, There Is Some Room for Hope After Paris, There Is Some Room for Hope

Good news and climate change are not normally associated with each other, but let’s give a tentative cheer for COP21.

Dec 14, 2015 / Michael T. Klare

US NATO Ukraine

US and NATO Double Down on the Cold War Versus Russia US and NATO Double Down on the Cold War Versus Russia

In the aftermath of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, Washington and Brussels still reject a coalition with Moscow against international terrorism.

Dec 9, 2015 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

The Afars: Eritrea’s Forgotten Refugees

The Afars: Eritrea’s Forgotten Refugees The Afars: Eritrea’s Forgotten Refugees

The Afars, a tightly knit Muslim minority in one of the most inhospitable corners of Africa, are determined to keep their home and the culture that sustains them.

Dec 4, 2015 / Dan Connell

Vladimir Putin

A Time for Fateful Decisions A Time for Fateful Decisions

Great powers, current and would-be political leaders, and opinion-shapers must now decide: with or versus Russia against terrorism.

Dec 2, 2015 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

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