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  • September 6, 2007

    Why We’re Losing the War on Terror

    Going on the offensive has only made us more vulnerable.

    David Cole and Jules Lobel

  • June 27, 2007

    Saving Iraq

    Dire predictions aside, it's not too late for a unified, nationalist Iraq to emerge from the rubble.

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • March 1, 2007

    Who Will Get the Oil?

    War and corruption have decimated Iraq's oil supply, and Western companies are angling for a cut of what's left.

    Christian Parenti

  • January 19, 2006

    Pity the Region

    Robert Fisk's The Great War for Civilization criticizes a self-righteous US foreign policy oblivious to the power of retributive justice in the Middle East.

    Augustus Richard Norton

  • January 10, 2006

    Pacifying Iraq: Insurgent Scenarios

    In informal but politically credible ways, factions of Iraq's armed national resistance are developing scenarios for an honorable withdrawal of US troops and a shared set of demands that could lead to peace.

    Tom Hayden


  • December 29, 2005

    Language of the Heart

    We need to learn a new language of peace and love that we can speak, even shout, to our leaders who only understand the language of greed and murder.

    Cindy Sheehan

  • October 26, 2005

    The Question of Kurdistan

    The Kurds have almost no natural resources and suffer from a culture of corruption. But their call for autonomy is a serious threat to the building of a united Iraq.

    Christian Parenti

  • October 20, 2005

    Pyrrhic Victory in Iraq

    For Iraqis fed up with the violence and chaos of the occupation, passage of the new Constitution is just one more US-imposed measure that will set the stage for civil war.

    The Editors

  • July 28, 2005

    Unintended Consequences

    With its war in Iraq and its talk of promoting democracy, the Bush Administration has begun to transform the Middle East--but not always in ways it may have intended.

    The Nation

  • July 25, 2005

    Iraq: The Human Toll

    The humanitarian crisis is further evidence of the abysmal failure of US policy.

    David Cortright