Nation Building

Gabrielius Landsbergis takes part in protest

Georgia Dreaming: Is Another Color Revolution About to Kick Off? Georgia Dreaming: Is Another Color Revolution About to Kick Off?

Ten years after the massive street protests that overthrew Ukraine’s president—and helped precipitate war with Russia—another former Soviet Republic teeters on the brink.

May 20, 2024 / Vadim Nikitin

An American flag above the Washington Monument is seen split nearly in two in June 2018.

The Looming Imperial Crisis That Could Topple American Hegemony The Looming Imperial Crisis That Could Topple American Hegemony

Washington now finds itself facing three complex global crises, each demanding its undivided attention.

Mar 15, 2024 / Alfred McCoy

A group of Palestinian children is pictured at a school run by the UNWRA a in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on February 22, 2024.

The Biden Administration Joins Israel’s War on UNRWA The Biden Administration Joins Israel’s War on UNRWA

Following Washington’s lead, key US allies have cut funding for the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestine—making them all complicit in genocide.

Feb 28, 2024 / Phyllis Bennis

A messy empty hospital dormitory room after an armed attack forced the closure of Fontaine Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Why Is the US Paying Kenya to Clean Up the Mess We Made in Haiti? Why Is the US Paying Kenya to Clean Up the Mess We Made in Haiti?

The Biden administration likes to talk about democracy, but when it comes to the disaster unfolding a few hundred miles from Miami, democracy is apparently far too dangerous.

Feb 6, 2024 / Amy Wilentz

Trump smirking in front of flag

A Second Trump Term Will Bring an End to the American Century A Second Trump Term Will Bring an End to the American Century

Another four years of Trump's "America first" diplomacy will destroy the country's already declining global power.

Jan 18, 2024 / Alfred McCoy

Israeli forces invade Gaza.

For Israel, the Cruelty Is the Point For Israel, the Cruelty Is the Point

Israel’s goal is to ensure that Gaza will be an unlivable place once they end their merciless military campaign.

Jan 15, 2024 / Joshua Frank

Sailors observe the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups steam in formation as the Nimitz Carrier Strike Force.

Will the New Year Bring a War With China? Will the New Year Bring a War With China?

As the year comes to an end, top leaders in both Beijing and Washington have become ever more concerned that a major US-China crisis is near.

Dec 27, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as he meets with President Joe Biden, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, in Tel Aviv, as U.S.. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, looks on, left.

The US and Israel Think They Can Decide Gaza’s Future. Here’s Why They’re Wrong. The US and Israel Think They Can Decide Gaza’s Future. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.

Biden and Netanyahu are clinging to old imperial models about what to do with Gaza. But their plans are doomed to fail.

Nov 17, 2023 / Mohammad Alsaafin

Senators Burton K. Wheeler of Montana and Robert Taft of Ohio study a globe.

This Isn’t Your Father’s GOP. It’s Your Grandfather’s GOP. This Isn’t Your Father’s GOP. It’s Your Grandfather’s GOP.

Today's Republicans aren’t isolationists; they are hawks targeting Latin America and Asia.

Nov 6, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Port-au-Prince residents evacuate the city in a truck

The Biden Administration Cuts and Runs From Haiti The Biden Administration Cuts and Runs From Haiti

After more than a century bleeding the country, installing and abetting corrupt dictators, and suppressing democracy, the US government now advises Americans to flee.

Sep 1, 2023 / Amy Wilentz

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