America Needs to Break Its Addiction to Global Intervention

Washington’s preoccupation with Ukraine only testifies to the impoverished state of American strategic thinking.

Andrew J. Bacevich

Spain’s Left Is in Turmoil—and Now It’s Facing a Huge Electoral Test

Now that Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called snap elections, we will see whether the left can set aside its divisions and block the far right from power.

Sebastiaan Faber and Bécquer Seguín

Get Ready for AI Surveillance at the 2024 Paris Olympics

The Olympics don’t make authoritarian countries more democratic; they make democratic countries more authoritarian.

Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, talks prior to a Bloomberg Television interview in Washington, D.C. in 2013.

The Convenient Myth of “Humane” Wars

How America hides the human toll of its military machine.

Norman Solomon
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Two Decades Later, We Still Know Too Little About the Government’s Torture Program

Attempts to keep that blindfold in place in the name of “national security” have helped sustain darkness over light.

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There’s Never a Debt Ceiling for the Military-Industrial Complex

While the Biden-McCarthy deal denies food to hungry people, it increases Pentagon spending by tens of billions.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, in April 2019 in Beijing, China.

The Outcome of the War in Ukraine Depends on China and India

Whether Americans like it or not, this country will have little choice but to begin planning for an emerging world order.

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Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greets the head of Syrian regime Bashar Al Assad, ahead of the 32nd Arab League Summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on May 19, 2023.

After 12 Years, Syria Joins the Arab League

Will regional reconciliation provide a chance for de-escalation and end a damaging civil war?

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Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, permanent representative of Russian Federation to the United Nations, and Ambassador Zhang Jun, permanent representative of China to the UN, engage in conversation during the UN Security Council meeting on Nord Stream pipeline explosions at the UN Headquarters on February 21, 2023, in New York City.

The Diplomatic Wins at the Heart of China’s Ascendancy

Its diplomatic feat of restoring relations in the Middle East reflects less its position as a rising power than the startling decline of American regional credibility.

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