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      In Bid to Join NATO, Sweden and Finland Back Turkish Repression of Kurds
      Jul19

      In Bid to Join NATO, Sweden and Finland Back Turkish Repression of Kurds

      As Ukrainians face a brutal and ongoing Russian siege, NATO’s July summit has endangered and betrayed Kurdish people, cruelly trading the fate of one occupied and repressed group for another. The most celebrated news out of the summit was the fact that the last hurdles had been removed to Sweden joining the alliance, with Finland having...

      America vs. the Supreme Court
      Jul12

      America vs. the Supreme Court

      After last year’s NATO summit, Joe Biden talked to reporters about the war in Ukraine, U.S. military assistance to the government in Kyiv, the invitations to Sweden and Finland to join NATO, and the global economy. The message that the U.S. president emphasized, on all of these issues, was that “America is back.” After the isolationist...

      The Beginning of the End for Putin?
      Jul04

      The Beginning of the End for Putin?

      The former hotdog salesman rose about as high as he could. He became a caterer to the Russian elite and a confidante of the president. He led his country’s premier paramilitary force. He was one of Russia’s wealthiest oligarchs. And then he overreached. Yevgeny Prigozhin now says that he had no intention of overthrowing Russian...

      A Tale of Two Missions
      Jun23

      A Tale of Two Missions

      It was a peace mission that basically fell to pieces. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tried to line up a number of African leaders to travel to Russia and Ukraine in an effort to persuade the two countries to stop fighting. He was joined on the trip by the leaders of Senegal, Comoros, and Zambia. Three other leaders pulled out, one...

      For GOP, Debt Ceiling Deal Was Never About Debt — It Was About Conserving Power
      Jun14

      For GOP, Debt Ceiling Deal Was Never About Debt — It Was About Conserving Power

      Many mainstream accounts of the recent debt ceiling deal make it sound like the negotiations represented a give and take between spending and saving — with President Biden and Democrats aligned with spending, and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Republicans aligned with saving. The real interests of the Republican Party in these negotiations,...

      Greening Transatlantic Relations
      Jun14

      Greening Transatlantic Relations

      From a foreign policy perspective, transatlantic relations appear to have reached new heights. The United States and European Union both support Ukraine’s efforts to expel Russian troops from its territory. On the military front, NATO is enjoying boom times thanks to the reemergence of a ‘common enemy’ and the addition of new members...

      ‘Keep Hope Alive’: Katrina vanden Heuvel on the Power of Truth
      Jun13

      ‘Keep Hope Alive’: Katrina vanden Heuvel on the Power of Truth

      Katrina vanden Heuvel, the publisher and editorial director of The Nation magazine and a longtime IPS board member, received the 2023 Marcus Raskin Award for Civic and Intellectual Courage . The award, named for the late IPS co-founder Marc Raskin and jointly presented by IPS and the Raskin family, recognizes an outstanding and brave leader in...

      ‘Keep Hope Alive’: Katrina vanden Huevel on the Power of Truth
      Jun13

      ‘Keep Hope Alive’: Katrina vanden Huevel on the Power of Truth

      Katrina vanden Huevel, the publisher and editorial director of The Nation magazine and a longtime IPS board member, received the 2023 Marcus Raskin Award for Civic and Intellectual Courage . The award, named for the late IPS co-founder Marc Raskin and jointly presented by IPS and the Raskin family, recognizes an outstanding and brave leader in...

      How Russia’s War in Ukraine Threatens the Planet
      Jun06

      How Russia’s War in Ukraine Threatens the Planet

      Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022 has resulted in the deaths so far of more than 8,700 Ukrainian civilians, including more than 500 children. It has caused a massive drop in the country’s economic output, with GDP declining by 29.1 percent. And it has had widespread consequences for the environment: inside Ukraine, in surrounding...

      Could We Actually End the CEO Defense Contractor Gravy Train?
      Jun06

      Could We Actually End the CEO Defense Contractor Gravy Train?

      Could corporate CEOs anywhere in the universe have a deal much sweeter than U.S. defense contractor chiefs? The CEO at CybeCys, Inc., a Texas-based defense contractor, might quibble with that question. He isn’t feeling all that much sweetness these days. Last month, federal prosecutors announced a deal that will have this CEO and CybeCys...