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Reese Erlich

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Reese Erlich’s nationally distributed column, “Foreign Correspondent,” appears regularly in The Progressive. His book The Iran Agenda Today: The Real Story from Inside Iran and What's Wrong with U.S. Policy ­is now available. Follow him on Twitter, @ReeseErlich; friend him on Facebook; and visit his webpage.

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Khashoggi’s death is finally focusing world attention on Saudi atrocities in Yemen, and U.S. midterm elections could reverse Trump’s policies that support the war. more

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Once again, U.S. leaders label violence carried out by enemies as terrorism, but the same violence carried out by allies is ignored or downplayed. more

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His murder set in motion the People’s Power Revolution of 1986. He continues to impact contemporary Philippine politics, as seen in the election of right-wing authoritarian President Rodrigo Duterte. more

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I interviewed Aung San Suu Kyi the day of her release from house arrest in 1995. Even then, neither she nor her supporters understood the complexities of Myanmar’s 135 officially recognized ethnic groups. more

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As militant protests roil the city of Basra in Iraq, two summer films give a fuller sense of what U.S. occupation there has wrought. more

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Department of Defense/Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro

President Donald Trump is back on the stump, trumpeting his alleged triumphs since the 2016 election. Somehow, he never mentions Afghanistan. more

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Debra Sweet

Should psychologists be allowed to counsel detainees at Guantanamo and other sites where torture has taken place? more

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Along the way in its relationship with the United States, China has made decisions that put it in a stronger position than the typical developing country. more

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We’ll see if anything significant about Syria comes out of the Putin-Trump summit. But don’t hold your breath. more

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Democratic and Republican hawks in Washington are already trying to make sure there’s no meaningful peace accord. And history is on their side. After all, that’s what happened with every previous peace effort. more

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Why would young people risk their lives to protest the occupation? Let's take a look at some of the underlying political issues. more

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Trump’s actions have rallied Iranians around their government. more

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The actress’s decision was a surprise to many, and underlines a growing resistance to Israel’s rightwing policies. more

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Since the early days of the Syrian uprising, the left and progressives around the world have sharply debated how to respond. more

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Recent attacks on Syria were a swing and a miss for Donald Trump... more

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President Donald Trump has managed to piss off just about everyone in that nation. more

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Protests against the government in Iran reflect a wide range of views. But about Trump, Iranians appear unified. more

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More Senators are asking why the U.S. supports a terrible war in the Middle East. more

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Australia’s stringent gun control laws aren’t likely to be adopted in the U.S. anytime soon. But we can learn something from their political organizing. more

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Erika Wittlieb

How did the United States get into what may become yet another Mideast quagmire? more

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