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US Marine

How governments, NGOs, and conservative think tanks turned the language of human rights on its head.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Knowing one’s enemy is usually considered the essence of strategic planning. Washington doesn’t know.

Iraq

Why Iraq remains a quagmire after decades of intervention, trillions of dollars, the full weight of American military power, and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri

When toddler killings outpace terror killings in the United States, the biggest problem is not jihad.

Sanaa, Yemen

The brutal Saudi bombing of Yemen has killed thousands and left the capital paralyzed by fuel and water shortages.

Putin Obama

Walking away from bilateral negotiations doesn’t “punish” Russia, as Washington intended. It weakens international security.

Jeb Bush speaks at Economic Club in Detroit

Jeb Bush may impress foreign leaders just because he’s not his brother—but that’s not enough.

Samantha Power

Despite today’s vote in the House to bar US funding to a neo-Nazi Ukrainian militia, the “war party” continues to rattle its sabers over Ukraine.

Palestine village

A Palestinian family’s struggle to survive under threat of imminent expulsion.

Blogs

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff was imprisoned and repeatedly tortured by a regime Henry Kissinger supported. So why would she want to meet him?

July 1, 2015

Some Tunisians fear that the government’s proposed solution to deal with violent radicals will undo the victories of the 2011 revolution.

June 29, 2015

We may very well see the faux caliph chased from his capital by feminist socialists.

June 25, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

The Obama administration decides to “position” heavy military equipment on Russia’s borders.

June 24, 2015

The theme of alternative foreign policy and national security possibilities is what animates an ambitious new project from our friends at Brave New Films.

June 18, 2015

Support for the Muslim Brotherhood has fallen, but they still command a sizable minority.

June 17, 2015

With mass deportations looming, Dominicans of Haitian descent live in constant fear of detainment.

June 15, 2015

While the US and Iraqi response is in disarray, the Islamic State is containable.

June 11, 2015

Hello! I am a beautiful American swimsuit model who loves apple pie, the American flag, popular television programs—and Vladimir Putin!

June 9, 2015