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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.

NATO

Placing troops and weaponry on Russia’s border will only heighten tensions in the region.

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.

Sanaa, Yemen

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

US Air Force

One US military base, decades of lies, and a crime that has never been faced or righted.

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

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

June 24, 2015

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

June 11, 2015

Senators John McCain and Dianne Feinstein have introduced a measure to prevent the CIA from evading the bans on torture that are already law. 

June 10, 2015

In 2013, American Library Association passed a public statement in support of the former NSA contractor. Then it changed its mind. 

June 2, 2015

Obstacles to détente in the Ukraine crisis and predictions for the country's uncertain economic future.

May 28, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

The veteran journalist tracked down the one man who could link the Nixon White House to the illegal bombing of Cambodia. 

May 20, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015