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Our bloated national security state would boggle the mind of anyone who grew up under the Cold War’s nuclear threat.

The weakness of the petrostate economy could jolt Russia’s political elites—or its ordinary citizens—to take action.

In this uncommon book by Emma Williams, Jean Stein and Ibrahim Quraishi, a donkey tries to cheer Gaza’s traumatized children—by becoming a zebra.

Caribbean détente, after a half-century of conflict.

Is rebel field commander Alexei Mozgovoi a social revolutionary or a power-hungry facilitator of mob rule?

Ukrainian soldiers

Just after jettisoning one Cold War relic, President Obama gave renewed credence to another.

How the well-meaning public became a handmaiden for terror.

Operation Just Cause

From 1989 to 1990, thousands of civilians died and were buried in mass graves in President George H.W. Bush's search for one suspected drug trafficker.

Blogs

Hint: It’s not to pressure the US into striking a better deal with Iran.

March 3, 2015

A top defense official says the lack of geographic limits was “very deliberate” and could be used to fight a worldwide war against “extremism.”

March 3, 2015

The right-wing ‘pro-Israel’ lobby is slowly losing its bipartisan appeal. Here's why that's a good thing.

March 3, 2015

Without serious reform, migrant fishers in Thailand will remain as disposable as fish bait.

March 2, 2015

The government and the opposition do battle as ordinary Venezuelans weather an economic crisis.

March 2, 2015

The Fox News host's exaggerations are bad—but his failure to report on murders committed by US allies is even more disturbing.

February 27, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses this month's negotiations over the conflict in Ukraine and the current proposal for a Ukrainian federation.

February 27, 2015

Those who claim that this destructive cult’s ideology reflects some essential aspect of Islam are obscuring its origins—in George W. Bush’s illegal war that destroyed Iraq and fomented sectarian extremism.

February 24, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

The United States in the twenty-first century has not even attained the relatively enlightened moral standards of the war in the Philippines.

February 23, 2015