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Demonstrators displaying signs in German, French, English, and Russian near a future rocket range in Bavaria, Germany, 1961.

US Mayors for Peace Call for Dialogue in a Time of Nuclear Danger US Mayors for Peace Call for Dialogue in a Time of Nuclear Danger

“If you don’t think nuclear weapons are a local issue, just ask the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”

Jul 5, 2024 / Quentin Hart

PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel speaks onstage during the 2023 PEN America Literary Gala at American Museum of Natural History on May 18, 2023, in New York City.

There Is No Universal Free Speech There Is No Universal Free Speech

PEN America hides behind the false universalism of free speech, but institutions always choose whom to protect.

Jul 5, 2024 / Comment / P.E. Moskowitz

Yemenis drive past a billboard depicting the navy destroyers of foreign countries, including the US and the UK, and the words “Navy coalition will be defeated” on a street in Sana’a, Yemen, on December 31, 2023.

We Should Pay Attention to the Ongoing Combat on the Red Sea We Should Pay Attention to the Ongoing Combat on the Red Sea

What we might call the Battle of the Tihamah has already lasted seven months and, surprisingly enough, given the opponents, its outcome remains in doubt.

Jul 5, 2024 / Juan Cole

Former president of the French far-right Rassemblement National Marine Le Pen gives a speech during the results evening of the first round of the parliamentary elections in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, on June 30, 2024.

Le Pen and Her Allies May Be on the Verge of Forming the First Far-Right Government in France Since World War II Le Pen and Her Allies May Be on the Verge of Forming the First Far-Right Government in France Since World War II

Yet there is a resurgence of organizing by the left.

Jul 3, 2024 / Harrison Stetler

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte celebrate during their inauguration ceremony on June 30, 2022, in Manila.

The Political Divorce Rocking the Philippines The Political Divorce Rocking the Philippines

The feud between the Dutertes and the Marcoses could have dire consequences for the cold war between China and the United States.

Jul 3, 2024 / Feature / Walden Bello

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Letters From the July 2024 Issue Letters From the July 2024 Issue

The cost of psychotherapy… The Yemen script… Surface beauty… Correction…

Jul 2, 2024 / Letters / Our Readers

Dear Ron Klain: We Need To Talk About Joe

Dear Ron Klain: We Need To Talk About Joe Dear Ron Klain: We Need To Talk About Joe

To preserve President Biden’s legacy, the party has to find another candidate

Jul 1, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Palestinians prepare to cross to Egypt from the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing on February 6, 2024.

“I Heard a Machine Gun Being Loaded”: A Harrowing Escape From Gaza “I Heard a Machine Gun Being Loaded”: A Harrowing Escape From Gaza

I knew the journey might be dangerous. I never thought it would be this cruel.

Jul 1, 2024 / Comment / Mohammed R. Mhawish

Jordan Bardella, president of the National Rally party, looks at an Airbus military drone model at the Eurosatory international expo in Villepinte, close to Paris, on June 19, 2024.

Meet the Global Arms Sellers Meet the Global Arms Sellers

A dispatch from the largest weapons expo outside of Paris.

Jul 1, 2024 / Harrison Stetler

Sir Keir Starmer

Britain’s Labour Leader Seems Oblivious to the Political Signals From Europe Britain’s Labour Leader Seems Oblivious to the Political Signals From Europe

Keir Starmer looks certain to be Britain’s next prime minister—but he’s using the same centrist playbook that has opened the door to the far right in France and Germany.

Jun 28, 2024 / Steve Howell

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