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American soldier and flag

The first step is to accept the fact that American power is limited and global rule is an impossible fantasy.

The Cuban people are beginning a new chapter in what José Martí called ‘‘our America.’’

The states of the future will marry the least savory aspects of collectivism and capitalism.

Sudan People's Liberation Army

American law prevents military aid to countries that employ child soldiers—but that hasn’t stopped us in South Sudan.

Troops in Afghanistan

A quarter-century after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the military remains structured to defeat a threat that no longer exists.

For Palestinian refugees living in Syria, a tenuous existence has turned into a struggle for survival.

“There should be legal and political accountability for the involvement of Western countries in this war,” says activist-turned-journalist Farea al-Muslimi.

House destroyed by an air strike in southern Yemen

From Vietnam to Pakistan, the business of counting deaths by American hands has never been simple math.

President Obama

The “We’re Number One!” attitude is a disease eating at the very root of our principles.

Blogs

Obstacles to détente in the Ukraine crisis and predictions for the country's uncertain economic future.

May 28, 2015

The idea that further Western imperialism could now bring order to the Middle East is the ultimate anachronism.

May 26, 2015

John Kerry’s Sochi visit was a turning point in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

May 22, 2015

The refugees are fleeing abduction, torture, and assault—that’s why they’ll continue trying to reach Europe any way they can. 

May 20, 2015

The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 

May 19, 2015

A new movie from Andrew Niccol stars Ethan Hawke as a pilot fighting terrorists from the ’burbs of Las Vegas.

May 15, 2015

Kerry and Putin’s meeting in Sochi has big implications for the future of Ukraine.

May 15, 2015

Reliance on self-interested local allies plagues US targeting in its foreign wars, Syria edition.

May 8, 2015

"These are really historic times, and the epicenter is Ukraine."

May 1, 2015

How Bolivian protesters and global activists exposed the dark side of global trade pacts and paved the way for the battles to come.

April 29, 2015