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Refugee voucher program

The views of refugees in Jordan are shaped by their individual experiences of war and their collective expatriation from home. 

Zaatari refugee camp

For Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari camp, arguments about international law ring hollow.

Obama briefs congressional delegation on Syria

Why saying no to Syria matters (and it's not about Syria).

Robert Neer’s Napalm: An American Biography; Juliette Volcler’s Extremely Loud: Sound as a Weapon

President Barack Obama

Kerry's rhetorical point may give Obama an option besides ill-advised airstrikes. 

President Obama briefs on Syria

The American public deserves a full explanation of what we are being asked to support.

John Kerry

President Obama was right to seek congressional approval to strike Syria—but a bipartisan coalition must turn him down.

Egypt

Filmmaker John Greyson and physician Tarek Loubani were arrested on August 16 in Cairo. Prosecutors failed to show at a hearing scheduled for August 29.

Bradley Manning

A target that Republicans and Democrats can unite in vindictive harmony against.

Hiroshima

August 6 marks sixty-eight years since the United States committed what is arguably the single gravest act of terrorism that the world has ever known.

Blogs

Margaret Sullivan calls out the Times for lack of skepticism.

August 30, 2013

Eric on the hidden treasure in the new Bob Dylan; Reed on the impending airstrikes in Syria.

August 30, 2013

An aimless, nonsensical attack.

August 30, 2013

Thanks to Ed Miliband, Britons now have what we were never given in the run-up to war in Iraq.

August 30, 2013

After days of following the White House line, skeptical reporting and punditry has arrived.

August 29, 2013

More than 150 House Democrats and Republicans say: “Congress must assert our authority.”

August 29, 2013

The threat of a reckless US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever, but politically-motivated military strikes will only make a horrific war even worse.

August 27, 2013

As Obama prepares for air strike.

August 26, 2013

Blowback into Jordan is a new concern.

August 13, 2013

Backing Al Qaeda in Syria while fighting it in Iraq? And launching random drones in Yemen?

August 12, 2013