The GOP’s Sinister New Nationalism

by John Feffer The worst thing you could be in the Soviet Union in the late 1940s was a “rootless cosmopolitan.” The epithet sometimes came with a death sentence. The Soviet Communist Party, under the strong guiding hand of Joseph… Continue Reading  

The Stories They Carried with Them

by Shervin Malekzadeh A friend asks me if I’ll write about the latest violence between the United States and Iran. I tell him no: I am out of words. This is an era of machines killing machines, and humans are… Continue Reading  

What Do European Parliament Elections Mean for the Middle East?

by Eldar Mamedov On May 25-26, voters throughout the European Union’s 28 member states elected the new European Parliament. The elections will determine the bloc’s direction in the next five years and the leadership of the Commission, Council, External Action… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Revolutionaries Fighting Same Battles after 40 Years

by Shireen T. Hunter The Islamic Republic of Iran and its Islamist leaders are celebrating the fortieth anniversary of what has come to be known as the Islamic Revolution. They have indeed some cause to celebrate. After years of internal… Continue Reading  

Welcome to the Ultimate Escape Room

by John Feffer The mid-term elections are over, and the Democrats have regained the House, but the rest of American political reality remains intact. Meanwhile, the campaigns barely touched on the most important issues of our time: war, climate change,… Continue Reading