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US Troops in Afghanistan

After 9/11, the US invented a new kind of borderless, pre-emptive warfare, plunging the world into an endless cycle of violence.

Greenhouse gases

Think of climate change as a WMD on a particularly long fuse, already lit and there for any of us to see.

An event honoring Peter Weiss for his decades-long fight for nuclear disarmament highlighted the ongoing need for such work.

Obama and Singh

On human rights, nuclear energy, climate change and more, the US and India are set to clash. 

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.

Funeral in Iraq

Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The Islamic Republic has survived for so long because its basic model is, according to numerous surveys, what a majority of Iranians actually want. 

Barack Obama

What remains of the initial Obama drive to reach out to Iran with an “engagement that is honed and grounded in mutual respect”?

The one key way in which Romney's foreign policy differs from Obama's.

Blogs

President Obama wants a six-month extension of the negotiations, and so do the Iranians. They’ll get it.

July 17, 2014

Hardliners in Israel, in Iran and in Congress are in the minority, it seems.

May 12, 2014

The IAEA chief's recent remarks refute the Israeli president's allegations of Iranian non-compliance with its nuclear commitments.

April 10, 2014

When the GOP threatened to cut national security ties with Russia over Ukraine, they put everyone’s safety on the line.

April 10, 2014

How shall we mark the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? 

January 27, 2014

Robert Hatch’s conflicted review of Stanley Kubrick’s great satire, released fifty years ago this week.

January 25, 2014

Democratic senators warn new economic punishments are "a march towards war."

January 15, 2014

Editorials and punditry surrounding the Iran nuclear agreements in Geneva.

November 25, 2013

In the first in a series for the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s death, this historian answers your questions.

November 19, 2013

Despite objections from Israel and the usual suspects.

November 11, 2013