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Civil Unrest news and analysis from The Nation
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Violence Is Rising in Congo—and the United States and EU Can Stop It, if They Want To
They have immense leverage over Joseph Kabila’s repressive government.
June 23, 2017
The Republic of Rogue Island
Here's what one state's radical experiment after the American Revolution can tell us about democracy today.
June 22, 2017
Will Last Year’s Peace Treaty Survive, or Is the Past Prologue in Colombia?
An interview with historian Robert Karl on the country’s violent demobilization.
June 21, 2017
Was a Cuban Missile Crisis Averted in Syria, the Transatlantic Alliance Ruptured, and Intelgate Exposed?
Though briefly noted by the mainstream media, we may have witnessed three essential truths about the new Cold War.
Stephen F. Cohen
June 15, 2017
Donald Trump Is Waging a War on Children
America’s never-ending “war on terror” wreaks havoc on the physical, mental, and emotional health of kids around the world.
Karen J. Greenberg
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June 8, 2017
A Brutal Expulsion in Guatemala Shows How Neoliberalism Gets Greenwashed
Government and big media portray it as a conflict between squatters and conservationists, but it’s just as much about extraction, displacement, militarization, and narcotics.
May 31, 2017
Terrorism and the Perils of ‘Russiagate’
As Trump and Putin strive for an essential US-Russia alliance against international terrorism, American media frenzy, fueled by anonymous leaks, continues to thwart it.
Stephen F. Cohen
May 26, 2017
Burning Man in Venezuela
The man set on fire in Caracas might be the perfect symbol of the country’s runaway opposition.
May 16, 2017
The US Will Never Win the War in Afghanistan
The military has no strategy for victory, merely a plan to avoid defeat.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 10, 2017
Mexico’s ‘Drug War’ Is Really a War Against Journalists—Waged by the Government
Washington-backed military and economic initiatives have fueled a perfect machine of perpetual war.