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Nation Building news and analysis from The Nation
July 28, 2021
America Isn’t ‘Back.’ Here’s Why.
Two decades of forever wars created a failing empire. Biden’s foreign policy is just continuing the destructive legacy.
July 2, 2021
The True American Patriots Are the Anti-Imperialists
Two hundred years ago this week, our wisest secretary of state warned Americans against a career of empire.
July 1, 2021
War Criminal Found Dead at 88
The human and economic costs of Donald Rumsfeld’s wars are staggering.
April 30, 2021
As Yemen’s Famine Worsens, Biden Does Nothing
It remains unclear what, if anything, Biden has done to stop the Saudi Arabia–led military intervention.
April 28, 2021
Waiting for Catastrophes While Living Under the Specter of Pandemic and War
When “How are you doing?” is also a question of politics and the world.
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April 20, 2021
The Bewildering Search for the Islamic State in Congo
Will a Texas hedge fund drag the US into another dangerous quagmire?
Helen C. Epstein
April 5, 2021
The General, the Mistress, and the Love Stories That Blind Us
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez discusses her new book on Isabel Cooper, a Filipina American actress and Douglas MacArthur’s lover.
February 23, 2021
Here’s What Leaders Facing Global Crises Can Learn From Mikhail Gorbachev
His radical stances on security are needed as much now as when he was in power.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 24, 2020
Did Trump Bomb Syria on False Grounds?
The American media is ignoring leaks from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that suggest a whitewash.
May 27, 2020
Israel’s Mizrahi Activists Are Fighting the Racist Nation-State Law
Echoing the country’s Black Panther movement of the early 1970s, they’re challenging the false binary of Arab vs. Jew, which the law strengthens.