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World news and analysis from The Nation

  • December 20, 2001

    Letter From Ground Zero: December 20, 2001

    As the Taliban retreat in Afghanistan, the Bush administration has ample opportunity to expand its far-reaching ‘war on terror.’

    Jonathan Schell

  • December 20, 2001

    Press Watch

    For three months now, I've been closely following the coverage of September 11 and its aftermath; how well have the media done?

    Michael Massing

  • December 18, 2001

    Secularism Unlocks the Door to Stability

    In rebuilding Afghanistan, lessons should be learned from Turkey and Egypt when it comes to the separation of church and state.

    Robert Scheer

  • December 13, 2001

    The Guns of Kabul

    Unless the number of arms is reduced dramatically, peace is unlikely to hold.

    Ken Silverstein

  • December 13, 2001

    Gorbachev’s Revolution

    Gorbachev represented a unique change in Soviet statesmanship; two books examine him and the end of the Cold War.

    Walter C. Uhler


  • December 13, 2001

    Bush’s Domestic War

    Recent calamitous events—9/11, the recession, Enron's collapse—haven't affected the Bush administration's aims: tax cuts, drilling and Social Security 'reform.'

    the Editors

  • December 13, 2001

    Cuban Embargo-Buster?

    Food companies ship supplies to Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Michelle, in what could be the beginning of the end for the tediously long US embargo of the island country.

    Peter Kornbluh

  • December 13, 2001

    Press Watch

    Seymore Hersh has had a string of scoops since September 11, laying bare the covert community's skulduggery. Now, though, it seems he's toeing the government's line in regard to Iran.

    Michael Massing

  • December 13, 2001

    Where Are the Women?

    Will women be included in the debate on Afghanistan's future?

    Sara Austin

  • December 13, 2001

    A New Giant Sucking Sound

    China is taking away Mexico's jobs, as globalization enters a fateful new stage.

    William Greider