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Marla Ruzicka

This incredibly gutsy woman gave her life aiding the victims of America's wars.

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.

Blogs

Why is Blackwater founder Erik Prince building a mercenary army for the United Arab Emirates? The contracted guns will be much less involved in maintaining the peace than they will in suppressing any dissent within the country. 

May 18, 2011

Obama's Middle East policy has fallen apart. It's not too late to save it.

May 18, 2011

Blackwater's Erik Prince is building an army of mercenaries for the United Arab Emirates. One that includes no Muslims. What is going on here?

May 17, 2011

Underway for months, the talks are aimed at starting what will be a long process toward a political settlement of the war.

May 17, 2011

Blackwater's infamous founder is building a mercenary army in the United Arab Emirates.

May 16, 2011

And other important observations from a German resident of Kandahar.

May 16, 2011

National Security Adviser Tom Donilon cracks a joke at Obama’s Middle East adviser on the staff of the National Security Council, relatively hawkish, pro-Israel Dennis Ross.

May 13, 2011

Arizona senator provides definitive refutation against Mukasey, Cheney, Rep. King.

May 12, 2011

If select politicians are going to see the bin Laden death photos, shouldn't others be able to see them too?

May 11, 2011

They've added a provision to the defense spending bill outlining a permanent "Authorization for Use of Military Force."

May 11, 2011