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Iraq

It’s not 1945 anymore. Humanity needs to get itself together.

Gun

Are Washington, Moscow and Beijing using the global arms trade to create a new cold war?

Barack Obama

Until the president defines what “associated forces” are, the current formulation leaves open the possibility of unlimited, unending use of military force anywhere in the world.

The historic genocide trial of Efraín Ríos Montt was a huge step. But his conviction has been overturned—and many others have blood on their hands, including current president Otto Pérez Molina.

Guatemala

The Constitutional Court may have vacated Efraín Ríos Montt’s conviction, but the struggle for justice will continue. And nothing can annul the survivors’ testimony and courage.

Kent State shooting

The newly unveiled May 4 Visitors Center attempts to reconcile the search for truth with the need for reconciliation and healing.

nuclear missile

We ignore the ever-growing global arsenal of nuclear weapons at our peril.

Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan on the Brink,  civil wars, Asif Ali Zardari

Ahmed Rashid’s gloomy, essential account of the divisive US-Pakistan alliance.

Digital surveillance

Search engine executives warn about invasive government surveillance, but the digital arms trade begins with their own technologies.

Blogs

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

January 25, 2014

Peace talks are underway, but the Post apparently believes that war threats are a better option.

January 24, 2014

Many participants say they peddle militaristic values and obedience to the state.

January 24, 2014

The Syria peace conference is a good start, but there’s a long, long way to go.

January 22, 2014

But excluding Tehran will only make the peace conference that much harder.

January 20, 2014

The United States and Russia are working on the Geneva peace conference, but it’s a long shot. Best hope: local ceasefires.

January 17, 2014

The new (surprise) hit movie Lone Survivor has sparked an important conversation. 

January 16, 2014

Bill's Keller's justifications for intervention in Syria sound awfully familiar. 

January 15, 2014

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

January 15, 2014

A new play by George Brant brings home the human costs of America’s remote killing machine.

January 14, 2014