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Congolese soldier

The US military's involvement in the unraveling of a continent.

Susan Rice

There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.

China did not participate in the Iraq war, but is still reaping the benefits of its prize—oil. 

Afghan patrol

From North Africa to the Middle East to China’s Central Asian border, how many years will it be?

Halliburton protest

America's foreign bases are more staggering than ever—and, with your tax dollars, an empire of private contractors is holding them down.

Syrian soldier

“Humanitarian” intervention would only deepen the humanitarian disaster.

In his film, Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill unveils America's extrajudicial, covert, transcontinental battlefield. 

Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan on the Brink,  civil wars, Asif Ali Zardari

Ahmed Rashid’s gloomy, essential account of the divisive US-Pakistan alliance.

Still from 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

Mira Nair's latest film includes a character who's a journalist and CIA agent. Is this responsible filmmaking?

Afghanistan

America’s covert warfare—a bizarre form of unconscious wish fulfillment—warrants Scahill’s unembedded, dogged, independent reporting.

Blogs

And The New York Times reports that terror and panic grip broad populations in targeted areas.

October 22, 2013

Saudi Arabia breaks with the United States over Syria policy.

October 22, 2013

An Obama diplomatic offensive on Afghanistan is long overdue.

October 21, 2013

A deal is in reach, if the Obama administration has the guts to pull it off.

October 16, 2013

Does the Obama administration have the savvy it needs?

October 14, 2013

The White House has no leverage when it comes to reshaping Egypt after the July coup d’état.

October 10, 2013

Obama’s no-show at APEC underlines America’s decline in influence in East Asia.

October 9, 2013

The United States and Afghanistan may face the “zero option”: no American forces after 2014.

October 8, 2013

Neoconservatives, Netanyahu are facing a nightmare scenario.

October 4, 2013

Netanyahu's extreme rhetoric isolates the Jewish state.

October 2, 2013