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It is one thing when the talk-show bullies who shamelessly smeared the last President, even as he attacked the training camps of Al Qaeda, now term it anti-American or even treasonous to dare cri

At long last, the military appears to be gearing up to try some of the
Guantánamo Bay prisoners.

If Americans have done their best to forget the war, so have the
Vietnamese.

This article is an expanded version of Stephen F. Cohen's commentary in the May 5 issue.

During the cold war, nuclear strategic doctrine was riven by a
fundamental contradiction.

The suicide attacks in Riyadh, which Saudi officials blamed on Al Qaeda,
were barbarous acts.

In the name of fighting terrorism, the Army has established a domestic command.

In this space last week, I commented that the choice for the United
States in North Korea was probably between a catastrophic war and
permitting North Korea to keep its nuclear program and its

Tom Friedman doesn't care if the United States ever finds weapons of
mass destruction in Iraq.

Blogs

Stephen Cohen talks to John Batchelor about what will happen if Minsk II fails.

April 16, 2015

Lincoln Chafee, who voted against authorizing Bush’s war, challenges Clinton—and her pro-war vote.

April 10, 2015

Yes, despite claims to the contrary by pols and pundits.

April 9, 2015

Neocons say Iran won't be like Iraq because it'll be easy. That's what they said about Iraq, too.

April 8, 2015

The vice president is promoting a 2016 budget that deepens the drug-war and free-trade agendas that contributed to the crisis.

April 7, 2015

Our intelligence apparatus, operating in the dark.

April 7, 2015

Let’s call opponents of this deal what they are: warmongers.

April 3, 2015

Stephen Cohen speaks to John Batchelor about the campaign to sabotage the Minsk II agreement.

April 2, 2015

A Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report reveals the major recipients of DoD's Afghanistan reconstruction programs.

March 31, 2015

An American journalist uncovers some ugly truths about the “forgotten war.”

March 30, 2015