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A model of a Soviet nuclear bomb sits at an exhibition in Moscow's All-Russia Exhibition Centre

Surviving an Era of Pervasive Nuclear Instability Surviving an Era of Pervasive Nuclear Instability

A call for grassroots activism.

Feb 12, 2024 / Michael T. Klare

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

The Blue-Blood Families That Made Fortunes in the Opium Trade

The Blue-Blood Families That Made Fortunes in the Opium Trade The Blue-Blood Families That Made Fortunes in the Opium Trade

Long before the Sacklers appeared on the scene, families like the Astors, the Peabodys, and the Delanos cemented their upper-crust status through the global trade in opium.

Jan 23, 2024 / Feature / Amitav Ghosh

South African delegation members John Dugard, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, and Adila Hassimon prepare for today’s hearings of Israel’s point of view as South Africa has requested the International Court of Justice to indicate measures concerning alleged violations of human rights by Israel in the Gaza Strip on January 12, 2024, in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Gaza: South Africa Calls In the Law Gaza: South Africa Calls In the Law

A ruling from the International Court of Justice could save Palestinian lives.

Jan 17, 2024 / Reed Brody

Chairman of the Yabloko political party Nikolai Rybakov (right) and founder of the Yabloko party and head of the party's political committee Grigory Yavlinsky (left) during the congress.

This Russian Opposition Leader Met With Putin to Discuss a Cease-Fire to Stop the Killing This Russian Opposition Leader Met With Putin to Discuss a Cease-Fire to Stop the Killing

An interview with Russian opposition leader Grigory Yavlinsky.

Jan 17, 2024 / Nadezhda Azhgikhina

US President Joe Biden, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a news conference in the Indian Treaty Room on the White House complex, in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

Ukraine and the End of Magical Thinking Ukraine and the End of Magical Thinking

Time for reassessment and a change of course.

Dec 20, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

somber photo American flag, US isolationism

Two Cheers for Isolationism Two Cheers for Isolationism

The left should be arguing that the US’s purpose is its own redevelopment—which is incompatible with global primacy.

Nov 17, 2023 / Jeff Faux

Attendees make their way into Moscone South for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit held at Moscone Center in San Francisco, Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

The Forces That Nearly Murdered Me Are Meeting In San Francisco Today The Forces That Nearly Murdered Me Are Meeting In San Francisco Today

I was almost killed by Philippine troops upholding the global economic order on display at this week’s APEC Summit.

Nov 15, 2023 / Brandon Lee

President Joe Biden delivers an address on the conflict between Israel and Gaza and the Russian invasion of Ukraine from the Oval Office in Washington, D.C., on October 19, 2023.

An Indigestible Nation An Indigestible Nation

While the world has changed and threats are different, the Biden administration’s worldview is rooted in the assumption that America is the “indispensable nation” that will police...

Nov 16, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel and Robert L. Borosage

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