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Protesters hold inflatable tubes in Olympic colors

What Happens to the Paris Olympics if National Rally Wins? What Happens to the Paris Olympics if National Rally Wins?

If Macron’s snap-election gambit fails, the far right could be in power and use the Games to legitimize its politics.

Jun 20, 2024 / Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff

Posters of candidates are hung on streets in Tehran ahead of Iran's presidential elections scheduled to be held on June 28.

Is an Iran Upset in the Making? Is an Iran Upset in the Making?

A reformist challenges five conservatives in the June 28 presidential vote.

Jun 19, 2024 / Bob Dreyfuss

Elliott Abrams

Elliott Abrams: Convicted Liar, Defender of Dictators, Accomplice to Genocide—and Foreign Policy Wise Man Elliott Abrams: Convicted Liar, Defender of Dictators, Accomplice to Genocide—and Foreign Policy Wise Man

A career nearly as steeped in blood as Henry Kissinger’s hasn’t prevented the establishment from embracing—and whitewashing—this serial slanderer.

Jun 19, 2024 / Eric Alterman

A Message From 1930: Zion Cannot Be Built on Bayonets

A Message From 1930: Zion Cannot Be Built on Bayonets A Message From 1930: Zion Cannot Be Built on Bayonets

A hope for a more just future echoes across the decades from the pages of The Nation magazine.

Jun 19, 2024 / Editorial / Richard Kreitner

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hugs US President Joe Biden upon his arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport on October 18, 2023.

The Lifelong Incoherence of Biden’s Israel Strategy The Lifelong Incoherence of Biden’s Israel Strategy

The president’s muddled policy course in the Middle East is angering voters across the political spectrum—and it could usher Trump back into the White House.

Jun 19, 2024 / David Klion

President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev during the opening of the Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR in Moscow on December 17, 1990.

13 Days That Changed the World 13 Days That Changed the World

On the 35th anniversary of the First Congress of People’s Deputies in Moscow.

Jun 17, 2024 / Nadezhda Azhgikhina

First lady Jill Biden, President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Brigitte Macron arrive at Elysée Palace on June 8, 2024, in Paris, France.

What’s Old About Biden? (It Isn’t His Age.) What’s Old About Biden? (It Isn’t His Age.)

His foreign policy ideas are tired.

Jun 13, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers remarks during a press conference following his announcement that he was dissolving Parliament, at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines in Paris on June 12, 2024.

In France’s Snap Elections, Can a “Popular Front” Hold Off the Far Right? In France’s Snap Elections, Can a “Popular Front” Hold Off the Far Right?

At least they’re giving themselves a fighting chance.

Jun 12, 2024 / Harrison Stetler

This nuclear explosion was conducted at the Nevada Test Site in 1953.

Don’t Believe the Military. We Don’t “Need” More Nuclear Weapons. Don’t Believe the Military. We Don’t “Need” More Nuclear Weapons.

If we’re set on Armageddon, America’s existing force of nuclear submarines is more than enough.

Jun 12, 2024 / William Astore

Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, speaks to members of the media outside the President's House in New Delhi, India, on Friday, June 7, 2024.

India’s Elections Shocked the World. They Shouldn’t Have. India’s Elections Shocked the World. They Shouldn’t Have.

The roots of the revolt against Narendra Modi’s government were visible to anyone who cared to look.

Jun 10, 2024 / Arvin Alaigh

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