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  • July 31, 2000

    Pity Bush, Gamely Shedding Treaties Like Dandruff

    It is time to rally around our President and forego the constant drumbeat of criticism that has been his lot on the world stage ever since he discovered that foreign policy involves issues beyond

    Robert Scheer

  • April 20, 2000

    A Foreign Policy for the Common Citizen

    A quarter-century after the end of the Vietnam War, and eleven years after the collapse of the Berlin wall, it has become commonplace to say that we Americans have no consensus on foreign policy.

    Kai Bird

  • April 20, 2000

    The American Ascendancy

    The turn of the millennium provided yet another occasion to celebrate a triumphant American Century.

    Bruce Cumings

  • April 20, 2000

    A Green Foreign Policy

    The power of the market, and of the giant corporations that dominate it, is the overriding political fact of our time.

    Mark Hertsgaard


  • December 2, 1999

    Ulster Says Maybe

    Ireland's struggle to extricate itself from the British Empire contributed early and disproportionately to the political vocabulary of the twentieth century: colonial domination and guerrilla res

    The Editors

  • September 9, 1999

    US Complicity in Timor

    While the Indonesian military's thugs continue their rampage in East Timor, most foreign reporters have fled the country.

    Allan Nairn

  • September 2, 1999

    Holbrooke’s Time to Lead

    In assuming his position at the United Nations, ambassador Richard Holbrooke brings his personal access to power, a sharp intelligence and a capacity, unusual in government, to translate ideas in

    The Editors

  • August 19, 1999

    Colombia’s Best Hope

    Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

    Ana Carrigan

  • April 21, 1999

    Preventive Diplomacy

    The US/NATO war in Kosovo marks a dramatic shift in the contours of global politics and domestic foreign policy discussions that is likely to have ramifications for years to come.

    William D. Hartung