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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

The multiple civil wars in Sudan and South Sudan show the dangers of creating mini-states.

January 8, 2014

Obama wants another decade of war in Afghanistan—but a new book says he’s already lost faith in the mission. 

January 7, 2014

Edward Snowden is hailed as a true "whistleblower," and The Guardian asks for a full pardon. Glenn Greenwald responds.

January 1, 2014

How does Obama justify killing innocents this time?

December 18, 2013

Another CBS puff piece starring con men? 

December 15, 2013

Debate swirls around the veteran journalist's explosive allegations.

December 9, 2013

The BDS movement is having a powerful impact in Israel, but there are dangers in applying boycotts to academia.

December 6, 2013

University leaders and government officials are collaborating on drone research, provoking troubling questions about privacy, academic independence and economic profit. 

December 4, 2013

How a propaganda goof by Richard Nixon’s administration midwifed an urban legend that scarred American foreign policy and domestic politics for a generation.

December 3, 2013

Citizens and a challenger pressure a Maine senator to abandon opposition to a bill that would require reports on civilian casulaties.

November 25, 2013