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House destroyed by an air strike in southern Yemen

From Vietnam to Pakistan, the business of counting deaths by American hands has never been simple math.

President Obama

The “We’re Number One!” attitude is a disease eating at the very root of our principles.

Palestinian flags

In this increasingly confined land, art is a vital escape—if you can get the instruments past the checkpoint.

From signature strikes in Pakistan to police violence in Baltimore, the state is seemingly uninterested in even counting how many people it kills.

Zoraster holds the celestial sphere in Raphael’s School of Athens (1509–11)

Is the promotion of violence inherent to any religion?

Yaşar Kemal (right) talks with Günter Grass at the Frankfurt Book Fair, 1997

Orhan Pamuk might be Turkey’s most-talked-about author, but Yaşar Kemal remains its most loved.

Federal agent in San Diego

Washington’s ‘assassination policy’ has been very effective... at increasing drug trafficking and promoting terrorism.

Napalm strike in South Vietnam

The Vietnam War was indisputably an American-grown disaster. But why let truth stand in the way of glory?

Blogs

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

The idea that further Western imperialism could now bring order to the Middle East is the ultimate anachronism.

May 26, 2015

The fatal fire at a Philippines shoe factory exposes the ills of global free trade.

May 26, 2015

John Kerry’s Sochi visit was a turning point in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

May 22, 2015

The refugees are fleeing abduction, torture, and assault—that’s why they’ll continue trying to reach Europe any way they can. 

May 20, 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

The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 

May 19, 2015