The Kenyan Kakistocracy

What are we supposed to do when the electoral system consistently yields terrible candidates?

Nanjala Nyabola

The Twilight Years of American Hegemony

What could better fit an America in decline than a president in decline, the more radically so the better?

Tom Engelhardt

AIPAC vs. Democracy

AIPAC has endorsed 109 January 6 insurrectionists. The organization clearly doesn’t care if candidates don’t care about fair elections.

Ruth Messinger and Mik Moore

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President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin

To Move Back From the Brink, Restart Nuclear Talks

It is high time that the US pursued disarmament diplomacy. 

Daryl G. Kimball
Residents of Jean-Rabel sit on sacks of food from the World Food Program.

The OAS Admits Culpability in the Destruction of Haiti

The tragedy is that given the condition in which international rule has left the country, Haiti simply cannot solve its problems alone.

Amy Wilentz
Taiwan Strait Helicopter

Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit Launched a New Era of Military Competition With China

The House speaker created a new chasm in the US-China relationship. Now Biden must make sure it doesn’t lead to war.

Michael T. Klare

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The docked Soyuz 14 and Progress 26 resupply vehicle at the International Space Station in 2007. The view of a blue and white Earth looms in the background.

Space: The Final Frontier—or the Last Battlespace?

America’s pursuit of military dominance risks damaging the peaceful—and scientifically and economically enriching—exploration taking place today.

Mark Hannah
Michigan congressman Andy Levin departs the Capitol on July 21, 2022.

Why Can’t AIPAC Defend Israel?

When it comes to the lobby’s massive spending in Democratic primaries, Zionism has become the cause that dare not speak its name.

Yousef Munayyer
Brazil’s then-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva sits holding his glasses while he talks with his Foreign Affairs Minister Celso Amorim

Lula's Comeback Campaign: The Stakes for Brazil—and Democracy

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, Celso Amorim, who served as both foreign minister and defense minister, explains why much more than a resurgent Pink Tide is riding on the results.

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