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This essay is adapted from Anatol Lieven's next book, America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism, to be published this month by Oxford University Press.

On September 2 a federal judge in Detroit threw out the only jury conviction the Justice Department has obtained on a terrorism charge since 9/11.

It was an odd dream: The Bush twins were ten feet tall and peering in my window. They were snickering. "We had a hamster too..." they were saying, as though it were the merriest of threats.

The bloody end to the hostage crisis in Beslan resulted in unfathomable human suffering.

Sacred violence, again unleashed in 2001, could prove as destructive as in 1096.

More than a thousand days have passed since September 11, 2001, yet the wounds are still raw.

The color of emergency alerts does not matter if the people producing the alerts cannot be trusted.

The little error that we may have made
In picking out a country to invade
Was understandable. The names, of course,
Are close, and when you make a show of force

While George W. Bush has been President, we've had two of the biggest intelligence screw-ups in US history.

Ever since the September 11 commission stated authoritatively what everyone knew already, namely that there is no evidence that Al Qaeda was in business with Saddam Hussein, a debate of a most pe

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President Obama's call to Americans to remember that “justice has been done” is an opening to seize. It is time to stop defining the post-9/11 struggle against stateless terrorists as a “war.”

May 2, 2011

As I perused the latest WikiLeaks releases this morning, a retweet from their Twitter feed caught my eye: “Gitmo: Compare the first paragraph of these two stories about the same thing.” One was a link to the BBC and one was CNN.

April 25, 2011

A prominent Democrats changes course and says the Obama administration's war in Afghanistan is no longer winnable.

April 20, 2011

An American MA student, of Pakistani descent, was flagged by a Southwest Airlines crew member as “suspicious” and kicked off the plane, all for saying "I've got to go."

April 18, 2011

Everyone. And no one. Whom exactly are we fighting again?

April 11, 2011

As President Saleh’s corrupt regime teeters on the brink of collapse, the US belatedly backs reform in Yemen.

April 4, 2011

The uprisings in the Arab world are too complex to be reduced to a one-size-fits-all doctrine.

March 24, 2011

Does the silence of the Obama administration on the uprisings in Yemen have something to do with the US-backed president's role as a crucial partner in the war on terror?

March 22, 2011

The Obama administration has continued to operate Bush’s legally dubious detention centers for terrorism prisoners, but the opaque practices at these secret prisons deserve to be rigorously reconsidered.

March 18, 2011

Former Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Schmitz has tried to use Sharia law to fight lawsuits alleging corporate misconduct that led to deaths of US servicemen.

March 9, 2011