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US Border Patrol

For the US, “homeland security” is hardly limited to the homeland.

No Man's Land Near Lens, France

Was World War I the outcome of elite machinations?

The Battle of Somme

The first day of the Battle of Somme was one of the deadliest in history.

Polio vaccination in Damsacus

The growing humanitarian catastrophe is not just an accidental outcome of the conflict—the Assad regime has been deliberately targeting healthcare infrastructure and personnel.

(Reuters/Jason Reed)

Supporters of “enhanced interrogation” tout dubious claims of its effectiveness but ignore two cases where it failed to thwart terrorism.

For nearly four decades, Sahrawis have struggled for independence from Morocco. There are growing fears of a return to arms.

Blogs

In what kind of world is the place where the sick go to heal a military target? 

July 30, 2014

Has the romanticization of American history allowed the resurgence of discriminatory practices in recent episodes of crisis?

July 30, 2014

Passionate American opposition to Israeli policy has rarely been more important.

July 29, 2014

Efforts to kill nuclear talks with Iran are only coming from Republicans. That helps Obama.

July 29, 2014

As the ‘grown-ups’ in Jerusalem and Washington sort out the situation in Gaza, children keep getting killed.

July 29, 2014

Twitter is changing how we “bear witness” to war.

July 28, 2014

"About nothing does the mob forget so quickly as about war."

July 28, 2014

"We are in the worst of times, except that it can get worse."

July 24, 2014

Washington’s armchair generals are salivating at the world’s current turmoil, seeing a chance to rehabilitate themselves.

July 23, 2014

The deaths of the MH17 civilians ought to be the occasion for a cease-fire and a renewal of talks.

July 22, 2014