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Terrorism news and analysis from The Nation
September 12, 2017
The ‘World’s Greatest Military’ Is Indeed Great—at Defeating Itself
American forces seek to dominate everywhere, but they win decisively nowhere.
William J. Astore
September 7, 2017
What Are American Soldiers Actually Dying For?
It’s time to reconsider whether the United States is really a force for good in the Middle East.
August 24, 2017
Growing Up With Big Brother
A historian tracks half a century of evolving state surveillance.
August 22, 2017
Take Away Trump’s Blank Check for Endless War
You can also write a letter to the editor to demand the removal of Confederate statues, and join a campaign to take economic power from Wall Street and give it back to communities.
August 17, 2017
Cutting Off Payments to Palestinian Families Won’t Stop Terrorism
It also might amount to collective punishment, which is illegal.
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August 16, 2017
Charlottesville: Is America Becoming the Middle East?
Our neo-imperial wars may be coming home to roost.
July 20, 2017
The US Military ‘Liberated’ Mosul—by Destroying It
The only pattern in the American “war on terror” is disaster.
July 17, 2017
Trump’s Foreign-Policy Meltdown
Undermining confidence and alienating allies, Trump has already undone years of American diplomacy.
Alfred W. McCoy
July 13, 2017
Even as ISIL Fades, States of Emergency Are Becoming Permanent
From Egypt to Turkey to France, governments are exploiting the fear of terrorism to seize power.
July 12, 2017
Trump-Putin Détente Partnership Begins as ‘Russiagate’ Attacks on It Grow
Cooperation with Russia is imperative, but never has the US political-media elite’s opposition to it been so virulent.
Stephen F. Cohen