Civil Unrest

Trump Boards Plane

Terrorism and the Perils of ‘Russiagate’ 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.

May 31, 2017 / Stephen F. Cohen

Man on Fire in Caracas

Burning Man in Venezuela Burning Man in Venezuela

The man set on fire in Caracas might be the perfect symbol of the country’s runaway opposition.

May 26, 2017 / Greg Grandin

US Marine Afghanistan

The US Will Never Win the War in Afghanistan The US Will Never Win the War in Afghanistan

The military has no strategy for victory, merely a plan to avoid defeat.

May 16, 2017 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Journalists Protest in Veracruz

Mexico’s ‘Drug War’ Is Really a War Against Journalists—Waged by the Government 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.

May 10, 2017 / Greg Grandin

Victory Day Ceremony

World War II Memories in Moscow, Another Cold War Inquisition in Washington World War II Memories in Moscow, Another Cold War Inquisition in Washington

On May 9, while Russia was commemorating the 27 million Soviet citizens who died fighting Nazi Germany, the US political-media class was vilifying the Kremlin and seeking its Ameri...

May 10, 2017 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

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

What Is to Be Done in Venezuela?

What Is to Be Done in Venezuela? What Is to Be Done in Venezuela?

An ad-hoc Committee to Save Venezuela offers observations and recommendations that differ from those found in our missionary mainstream media.

May 1, 2017 / Greg Grandin

Anti-government protests in Turkey after the referendum

After Turkey’s Referendum, the Clampdown Continues—but Activists Pledge Resistance After Turkey’s Referendum, the Clampdown Continues—but Activists Pledge Resistance

“We do not consider these results legitimate and we don’t accept them,” says one opposition leader.

Apr 28, 2017 / Jesse Rosenfeld

Syrian children display books from the White Helmets

Militarism and Diplomacy Aren’t the Only Options in Syria Militarism and Diplomacy Aren’t the Only Options in Syria

If we want to help Syrians end the war, we need to put them at the center of the conversation.

Apr 26, 2017 / Mariam Elba

Putin Speech

Mounting Incitements to War With Russia Mounting Incitements to War With Russia

Villainizing the Kremlin—without much evidence—for crises from Washington and Europe to Syria, Ukraine, and Afghanistan is increasing the possibility of a US-Russian war.

Apr 26, 2017 / Audio / Stephen F. Cohen

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