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His resignation has to be seen against the growing war fever in Washington—which is now reflected in White House policy.

Hillary Clinton

As her record shows, Clinton has embraced destructive nationalist myths about America’s role in the world.

Afghanistan poppy field

We continue to see ourselves, as we have since 9/11, as victims, not destabilizers, of the world we inhabit.

Iraqi soldiers

After thirteen years of the failed war on terror, it’s time to scrutinize America’s assumptions about military involvement in the Middle East. 

Israeli soldier in Hebron

In the latest round of violence, the Israeli government has been rebuked by its own security chief.



Hamilton Fish remembers legendary film director and creative force behind 'The Graduate', Mike Nichols.

US Marines

Congress is spending billions of dollars on bases in the Middle East, but what role do they really serve?

Tomas Young

The Iraq War vet turned peace activist died on the eve of Veteran’s Day.

                                       —Headline, The New York Times

Guantánamo Protester

As the UN Committee Against Torture meets in Geneva, Murat Kurnaz urges justice for those detained and tortured at Guantánamo.

Blogs

It’s tempting to call ISIS “medieval” murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.

March 5, 2015

Those who claim that this destructive cult’s ideology reflects some essential aspect of Islam are obscuring its origins—in George W. Bush’s illegal war that destroyed Iraq and fomented sectarian extremism.

February 24, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

The United States in the twenty-first century has not even attained the relatively enlightened moral standards of the war in the Philippines.

February 23, 2015

There are no geographic boundaries in Obama’s proposed AUMF, and ISIL “affiliates” are popping up everywhere.

February 20, 2015

Instead of a vague authorization of the use of force, the congresswoman seeks a real debate and a comprehensive strategy.

February 17, 2015

How else can news professionals like him maintain the trust of their audiences?

February 17, 2015

60 Minutes’s Leslie Stahl carefully avoided DARPA’s total dependence on contractors and obscured its close ties with the surveillance state.

February 13, 2015

Stephen F. Cohen talks with Larry King about how Obama's Ukraine policy is threatening our national security.

February 11, 2015

Loose language and one key omission might render Obama’s request meaningless, or even dangerous.

February 11, 2015