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Five people (four in suits, one woman in traditional Palestinian dress) stand behind Olympic rings. The middle two hold a certificate.

Palestinian Olympians Are Competing as Their World Burns Palestinian Olympians Are Competing as Their World Burns

Palestinian Olympians will make history in Paris, despite unfathomable conditions of genocide.

Jul 18, 2024 / Dave Zirin

Britain's Labour Party leader Keir Starmer delivers a speech during a victory rally at the Tate Modern in London early on July 5, 2024.

A Close-Up View of the UK Election Gave Rise to an Unfamiliar Emotion: Envy A Close-Up View of the UK Election Gave Rise to an Unfamiliar Emotion: Envy

The US left can only dream of Democrats’ having five years ahead of interrupted power—and control of Congress—with the GOP, like the Tories, driven far to the margins for a d...

Jul 15, 2024 / Ross Barkan

People are seen celebrating on the statue of Marianne on the Place de la République to celebrate after the Nouveau Front populaire, an alliance of left-wing parties including La France Insoumise came in first on July 7, 2024, in Paris, France.

The Risky Politics of France’s Hung Parliament The Risky Politics of France’s Hung Parliament

In the days since the New Popular Front won the largest number of seats, political gravity has again exerted itself.

Jul 12, 2024 / Harrison Stetler

Joe Biden speaks at an event launching the Ukraine Compact at the 2024 NATO Summit on July 11, 2024, in Washington, DC.

Why Aren’t We Talking About the Great News on the Economy and Crime? Why Aren’t We Talking About the Great News on the Economy and Crime?

The Democrats have a winning election message—but do they have the right messenger?

Jul 12, 2024 / Jeet Heer

NATO heads of state participate in a Working Session of the NATO Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2024.

NATO Charts a New Course NATO Charts a New Course

Will NATO encircle China next?

Jul 12, 2024 / Sevim Dagdelen

Pro-Palestinian activists and supporters hold placards and Palestinian flags as they gather in front of the Elizabeth Tower at the Palace of Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament, in central London, on April 17, 2024.

Muslim Voters Are Sending a Message Muslim Voters Are Sending a Message

With the US election looming on the horizon, Muslim communities in the UK cast their ballots in a way that put Gaza at the forefront.

Jul 12, 2024 / Highlights / Hasan Ali

Volunteers of the medical battalion Hospitallers providing first aid while evacuating wounded Ukrainian soldiers from the war area on May 15, 2024 in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine.

Civic Resistance in Ukraine Civic Resistance in Ukraine

The grassroots upsurge is young, largely female, horizontally organized, tech-savvy, and mostly volunteer-run.

Jul 11, 2024 / Paul Hockenos and Anthony Borden

Joe Biden speaks during a press conference on the final day of the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, on June 30, 2022.

The US Hasn’t Been This Internationally Isolated Since the Cold War Ended The US Hasn’t Been This Internationally Isolated Since the Cold War Ended

Biden, facing growing hostility in the global arena, has chosen to bolster ties with Anglophone countries rather than improve relations with the rest of the world.

Jul 10, 2024 / Michael T. Klare

Participants wave French national tricolors as fireworks light up the sky during an election night rally following the first results of the second round of France's legislative election at Place de la République in Paris on July 7, 2024.

France Avoids Disaster. Can the Olympics Do the Same? France Avoids Disaster. Can the Olympics Do the Same?

The socialist mayor of Paris has promised that the Olympics can make Paris greener, cleaner, and safer. With the left triumphant, will this actually happen?

Jul 8, 2024 / Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff

Dean Acheson signs the North Atlantic Treaty in Washington DC, April 4, 1949.

NATO’s 75th Anniversary Is a Good Time to Reflect on Lost Opportunities That Still Haunt Us Today NATO’s 75th Anniversary Is a Good Time to Reflect on Lost Opportunities That Still Haunt Us Today

The broken promises that led to war.

Jul 8, 2024 / Nicolai N. Petro and Ted Snider

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