Foreign Policy


Michael Righi

Yes, Trump’s a racist. But his provincialism ought to worry us, too. more

Jan 19, 2018 5:23 PM Dispatches


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The history of U.S.-Iranian relations looms over Trump’s threats to end the Obama-era nuclear deal. We speak with Iranian Scholar Emad Kiyaei about sanctions and recent protests. more

Jan 18, 2018 1:37 PM Dispatches


Jeff Abbott

Trump’s lack of condemnation of the situation in Honduras may lie in the fact that the Hernández government has become an important ally in the United States's efforts to stop immigration. But ignoring the protests will likely only make things worse. more

Jan 11, 2018 6:00 AM Dispatches

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2018 Reese Erlich

December's spontaneous protests among young, working-class Iranians reflect the similar tensions over wealth inequality that plague the U.S. But that hasn't stopped Donald Trump from using the protests to justify his aggressive policies. more

Jan 5, 2018 1:52 PM Dispatches

In a new book, Walzer considers how leftists should think about and participate in international events when neoliberal capitalism is ascendant. more

Jan 2, 2018 12:00 AM Dispatches

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While global outrage has mounted, it’s all quiet on the diplomacy front. Strip away the experts and the fact-finders, and we’re left with a global power balance that hinges on mutual silence. more

Dec 26, 2017 10:51 AM Dispatches 2 Comments

Mugabe’s demise brought renewed optimism to a country ravaged by decades of tyranny and economic mismanagement. more

Dec 19, 2017 11:50 AM Dispatches

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Advocates say a majority of American Jews oppose the move, which they understand will bring more repression down on Palestinians. more

Dec 12, 2017 11:51 AM Dispatches


Nuttaa Mahattana.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth is, in short, exactly the sort of leader that Trump tends to admire. more

Dec 7, 2017 11:00 PM Dispatches

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Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital further threatens Israeli-Palestinian peace, breaks international law, and risks a violent and destabilizing reaction in the region—which may be exactly the plan. more

Dec 6, 2017 12:42 PM Dispatches 2 Comments


John Owens

Trump’s rhetoric of hate has repercussions far beyond U.S. borders — as the Rohingya know. more

Dec 6, 2017 9:14 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Ben Feibleman

The priests, and a housekeeper and her daughter, were slaughtered by a special unit of the Salvadoran military trained by the United States of America. more

Nov 20, 2017 2:38 PM Dispatches

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Licensing arrangements in India have raked in at least $1.6 million for Trump’s company and perhaps as much as $11 million in royalties since 2014. more

Nov 9, 2017 2:21 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

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Ruth Conniff

Americans are inclined to believe in our blamelessness, that the world owes us a fresh start. We act as if death, decline and tragedy cannot happen to us. more

Nov 5, 2017 2:21 PM Dispatches 1 Comments


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The number of U.S. troops in Africa has been steadily on the rise. What exactly are they doing there? more

Oct 24, 2017 5:14 PM Dispatches

Here are a few examples of how mainstream media distort the news. more

Oct 2, 2017 2:20 PM Magazine



Tinseltown’s formula for dramatizing actual political controversies is to combine an entertaining, plot-driven storyline with history, compelling characters, and star power. more

Sep 27, 2017 3:14 PM Dispatches


Deanna M. Draudt

Tarja Halonen has ideas about the political leadership needed to move beyond the nation state. more

Sep 22, 2017 12:20 PM Dispatches



If passed, the legislation would make it a crime to support or even furnish information about a boycott directed at Israel or the Israeli occupation supported by any entity of the UN, the EU, or other “international governmental organization." more

Aug 1, 2017 3:40 PM Dispatches 1 Comments