World

Gaza City Massacre, Darfur Aid Crisis, and Sweden Joining NATO Gaza City Massacre, Darfur Aid Crisis, and Sweden Joining NATO

On this episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

The Nixonian “New York Times” Stonewalls on a Discredited Article About Hamas and Rape The Nixonian “New York Times” Stonewalls on a Discredited Article About Hamas and Rape

The newspaper of record botches an important story about sexual violence on October 7.

Jeet Heer

How Former Ambassador Jack Matlock Corrects the Record on American Foreign Policy How Former Ambassador Jack Matlock Corrects the Record on American Foreign Policy

Matlock, now 95 years old, offers a classic example of why our leaders would benefit greatly from more wisdom and less intelligence.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

World Leaders

President Joe Biden walking on the South Lawn of the White House.

Yes, Biden Can Still Win! Yes, Biden Can Still Win!

Let’s cut out the doom and gloom and look at the facts.

Steve Phillips

Jack F. Matlock, US ambassador in Moscow

How Former Ambassador Jack Matlock Corrects the Record on American Foreign Policy How Former Ambassador Jack Matlock Corrects the Record on American Foreign Policy

Matlock, now 95 years old, offers a classic example of why our leaders would benefit greatly from more wisdom and less intelligence.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

A Democratic voter uncommitted to President Joe Biden rallies outside of a polling station in Dearborn, Mich., on February 27, 2024.

Michigan’s Democratic Voters Sent President Biden a Clear Message on Gaza Michigan’s Democratic Voters Sent President Biden a Clear Message on Gaza

But will the president listen and change course? Or continue to risk his presidency—and our democracy—over blind loyalty to Bibi Netanyahu?

Waleed Shahid

Africa

Gaza City Massacre, Darfur Aid Crisis, and Sweden Joining NATO

Gaza City Massacre, Darfur Aid Crisis, and Sweden Joining NATO Gaza City Massacre, Darfur Aid Crisis, and Sweden Joining NATO

On this episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

American Prestige / Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison

Young men sell milk along the street in Juba.

The Problem With US Security Assistance to Africa  The Problem With US Security Assistance to Africa 

On this episode of American Prestige, Elizabeth Shackelford discusses US involvement across the continent.

American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

American military helicopter wreckage in Mogadishu

The US Military Ignores and Neglects the Civilian Victims of Its Air Strikes The US Military Ignores and Neglects the Civilian Victims of Its Air Strikes

The United States can find time to issue orders for new air strikes but not to issue apologies for past errant attacks.

Nick Turse

Asia

Pakistan election 2024 PTI

The Unexpected and Uncertain Result of Pakistan’s Elections The Unexpected and Uncertain Result of Pakistan’s Elections

Former prime minister Imran Khan’s party was banned from running. But as independent candidates, Khan’s allies claim to have won a majority.

Highlights / Hasan Ali

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.

Michael T. Klare

Palestine Is in Asia: An Asian American Argument for Solidarity

Palestine Is in Asia: An Asian American Argument for Solidarity Palestine Is in Asia: An Asian American Argument for Solidarity

Edward Said’s Orientalism brought a burst of intellectual energy to Asian American liberation. The wider solidarity he called for is even more important today.

Feature / Viet Thanh Nguyen

Latin America

Pakistan election 2024 PTI

The Gaza War, Pakistan’s Election, and Venezuela-Guyana Tensions The Gaza War, Pakistan’s Election, and Venezuela-Guyana Tensions

On this episode of American Prestige, headlines from around the globe.

American Prestige / Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner

Protesters hold a huge banner reading

Making Abortion Safe Outside of the Legal System: A Q&A on Self-Managed Abortion Making Abortion Safe Outside of the Legal System: A Q&A on Self-Managed Abortion

Sociologist Naomi Braine’s new book on the global feminist movement for self-managed abortion took her to Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Europe to study activists’ work the…

Q&A / Felicia Kornbluh

People look at food prices at a private business in Havana on December 20, 2023. Cuba's economy will shrink by up to 2 percent this year, Finance Minister Alejandro Gil estimated on Wednesday, after acknowledging that the country will not be able to achieve the projected economic growth of 3 percent by 2023.

Cuba’s Humanitarian Crisis Cuba’s Humanitarian Crisis

US policy is exacerbating the growing crisis.

William M. LeoGrande

Middle East

Joe Biden at podium

How Long Can Joe Biden Keep Hiding From His Own Voters? How Long Can Joe Biden Keep Hiding From His Own Voters?

Unable to defend his Israel/Palestine policy, the president has gone into the Witness Protection Program.

Jeet Heer

New York Times headquarters in New York City on Sunday, February 4, 2024.

The Nixonian “New York Times” Stonewalls on a Discredited Article About Hamas and Rape The Nixonian “New York Times” Stonewalls on a Discredited Article About Hamas and Rape

The newspaper of record botches an important story about sexual violence on October 7.

Jeet Heer

A Democratic voter uncommitted to President Joe Biden rallies outside of a polling station in Dearborn, Mich., on February 27, 2024.

Michigan’s Democratic Voters Sent President Biden a Clear Message on Gaza Michigan’s Democratic Voters Sent President Biden a Clear Message on Gaza

But will the president listen and change course? Or continue to risk his presidency—and our democracy—over blind loyalty to Bibi Netanyahu?

Waleed Shahid

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Lockheed F-35 Jet Australia

Military Spending Isn’t the Economic Galvanizer You Think it Is Military Spending Isn’t the Economic Galvanizer You Think it Is

The opportunity costs of throwing endless trillions of dollars at the military means far less is invested in other crucial American needs

Feb 29, 2024 / William D. Hartung

A demonstration in 1993 against NAFTA in Austin, Texas.

After 30 Years of NAFTA, the Working Classes Are Still Losing After 30 Years of NAFTA, the Working Classes Are Still Losing

The promise of free trade was never fulfilled. Workers are continuing to lose ground.

Feb 29, 2024 / Gerardo Otero

Delivery riders prepare to start “La Grande Livraison,” their bicycle journey from Paris to Brussels to defend their rights, in Paris on November 5, 2023.

A Setback for Gig Workers’ Rights in Europe A Setback for Gig Workers’ Rights in Europe

On this episode of Tech Won’t Save Us, Ben Wray on why the EU’s Platform Work Directive isn’t moving forward.

Feb 29, 2024 / Paris Marx

Natalia Katie places a sign on the podium before the beginning of the press conference for the group Listen to Michigan during their election night watch party for the Michigan presidential primary election in Dearborn on February 27, 2024.

Michigan Voters Made It Clear: Biden’s Gaza Policy Threatens His Reelection Michigan Voters Made It Clear: Biden’s Gaza Policy Threatens His Reelection

The “Uncommitted” vote was a measure of frustration with Biden’s stance on Gaza, and it was up dramatically from past primaries.

Feb 28, 2024 / John Nichols

Aaron Bushnell

Taking Aaron Bushnell at His Word (and Deed) Taking Aaron Bushnell at His Word (and Deed)

The airman who set himself alight on Sunday signed up to sacrifice himself for the greater good—only to discover that he had become an accomplice to evil.

Feb 28, 2024 / Lyle Jeremy Rubin

A group of Palestinian children is pictured at a school run by the UNWRA a in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on February 22, 2024.

The Biden Administration Joins Israel’s War on UNRWA The Biden Administration Joins Israel’s War on UNRWA

Following Washington’s lead, key US allies have cut funding for the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestine—making them all complicit in genocide.

Feb 28, 2024 / Phyllis Bennis

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