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Guantanamo protest at the White House

American airpower has blown away eight wedding parties in three different countries—and we call ourselves the leaders of the global war on terror.

Gaza City

The first quarter-century of crisis over eastern Mediterranean natural gas has been nothing but prelude.

As ignorant armies clash by night, civilians bear the brunt of a collapsing economy.

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange.

Israeli military police, 1948

Khirbet Khizeh is a study in ambiguity of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

Bradley Cooper in American Sniper

Missed American Sniper? That’s okay—you’ve probably already seen it.

US Army soldiers in Afghanistan

The domestic arms race in America is a one-way street—and the question is what awaits us up the road.

The crisis shows no signs of ending, and Egypt is no refuge. Europe must do more to take them in.

It would lead to more killing and end the last remnants of cooperation between Washington and Moscow.

Blogs

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks with Jon Batchelor about how history informs the Ukranian crisis today.

March 25, 2015

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

After five decades of pretending otherwise, the Pentagon has reluctantly confirmed that Israel does indeed possess nuclear bombs, as well as awesome weapons technology similar to America’s.

March 20, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses whether the ceasefire, enforced by Minsk II, has the potential to return the Russian-Ukrainian border to the Kiev government.

March 19, 2015

Netanyahu won on the back of racism, making liberal support for Israel impossible. But Washington will likely persist.

March 18, 2015

A guilty plea to a misdemeanor, and no jail time.

March 18, 2015

American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.

March 17, 2015

The Washington Post publishes a pro-war op-ed that shows why attacking Iran won’t work.

March 16, 2015

Israel’s nuclear superiority is a pivotal factor in the chaotic conflicts and occasional wars of the Middle East—it shouldn't be left out of this conversation.

March 12, 2015