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Iraq soldier

Ignore the jingoism, from politicians and the press—the tenth anniversary marks a tenth year from hell. 

Bahrain protest

Two years after the Arab Spring came to Bahrain, protesters are still fighting rampant human rights abuses—a bloody battle that isn't likely to end anytime soon.

Janet Napolitano

Few are asking the hard questions about what security we actually need—and how to keep track of the billions of dollars that the government pours into it.

torture protest

What does it mean when torture, already the definition of "cruel," becomes usual?

The LGBT Center and a host of high-profile New York City politicians have endorsed open debate of Israel-Palestine—only with ritual support for Israel's policies.

Vladimir Putin

The president should stem growing tensions with Russia to earn its cooperation in combating terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

HIllary Clinton

She vowed to make women’s rights a cornerstone of US foreign policy. How did she do?

Expanding Washington’s military footprint in North Africa may be well intended, but it could be destabilizing and lead to blowback.

predator drone

Congress has many options to counter the Obama Doctrine, including revising the 1973 War Powers Resolution and 2011 Authorization for Use of Military Force. 

CIA

A secret CIA drone base, a blowback world and why Washington has no learning curve.

Blogs

The Iranians are making concessions and Congress is asking for more. 

June 18, 2014

Will the leaders listen to the people this time?

June 18, 2014

Reed on Iraq and the US establishment press.

June 18, 2014

Liberal interventionists join GOP hawks and The Wall Street Journal in demanding war.

June 18, 2014

Hint: not by bombing it.

June 17, 2014

We’ve been talking to the wrong politicians about Iraq and yet the media continues to solicit them.

June 17, 2014

Clinton reverts back to one of the worst Bush-era tropes on the war.

June 16, 2014

Why Stephen Cohen believes that the United States’ ongoing inimical relationship with Russia is a “betrayal of American national interests.”

June 16, 2014

Nick Kristoff defends Bush, Chelsea Manning defends journalism, and the Post recounts our government's bungled efforts to catch Edward Snowden.

June 16, 2014

Tens of thousands may die, but ending the war in Iraq is now in the hands of Iran and Saudi Arabia, not the United States.

June 13, 2014