War and McPeaceRussia’s ban on Western imports exposes the myth that global trade could end global conflict.
Israel’s BindRelax the blockade, and Gazans might credit Hamas. Keep the blockade, and Gazans might erupt.
Gaza’s Worst Day Yet5 consequences from Hamas capturing an Israeli soldier, and the one slim hope things could get better.
Putin’s PalStephen Cohen was once considered a top Russia historian. Now he publishes odd defenses of Vladimir Putin. The Nation just published his most outrageous one yet.
Putin Isn’t PanickingThe Flight 17 disaster is just one misstep in the Russian president’s wider war on the West.
The End of the Russian Fairy TaleThe downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has exposed the chaos in Ukraine as a real war.
Welcome to Free KievAs Russia becomes more oppressive, émigrés are seeking refuge in Ukraine’s capital.
The Trouble With “Breakout Capacity”How a widely misunderstood term could doom the Iran nuclear negotiations.
The State of TerrorWe think of terrorist outfits like ISIS as nonstate actors. But what happens when terrorists carve themselves a state?
What Israel Can Teach Us About BergdahlIsrael swaps thousands of Palestinian prisoners to get back captive soldiers. Here is the price it pays for those exchanges.
Can Colombia Find Peace?An interview with President Juan Manuel Santos on the eve of his second inauguration.
Russia’s Corrupt Chokehold on EuropeHow Russia uses its money and energy muscle to keep Europe weak and divided.
Israel’s Media BlackoutWhy aren’t Israeli journalists questioning their military’s devastation in Gaza?
I Do Not Want to Be a NumberThe missiles raining on Gaza are reducing once beautiful lives to no more than digits. It happens in an instant, and the thought drives you mad.
Red Guard ReunionMao nearly destroyed their lives, but the class of 1967 still can’t criticize the icon.
Democracy’s Last World Cup?The cost and corruption that come with the games make them appealing to dictators, not democracies.