The Biggest Winners of the Arab Spring? Dictators

While authoritarian rule appears to provide stability over the short term, it breeds discontent and affirms the idea that violence is the only way to be heard.

Mohamad Bazzi

The US Massacre in Kunduz Exposes the Bankruptcy of Obama’s National-Security Policy

Air power inflicts horrific human-rights violations and has been thoroughly discredited as a means of fighting insurgencies.

Bob Dreyfuss

Why the Catalonia Separatist Question Will Continue to Plague Spain

Left-right divisions, amid continuing public anger at government austerity and corruption, have stymied unity in both the anti- and pro-independence camps.

Andy Robinson

Refugee Crisis

Europe’s Handling of the Migrant Crisis Shows Just How Morally Bankrupt It Has Become

While the spotlight turns to refugees from violence, Europe keeps its poorest migrants in the dark.

Michelle Chen

How Xenophobia Could Ruin the Best Thing About the EU

If the European Union can’t agree on a common resettlement policy for refugees, one of its signal achievements—open borders among member nations—could disappear.

Daniel Trilling

How to End the Civil War in Syria

It won’t be easy, but there are concrete measures we can take right now to relieve the agony.

the Editors

Special Report

Bureau of Sex Slavery

For Yanar and my sisters in Iraq and Syria.
Eve Ensler

I am thinking of the price list leaked out from the ISIS Sex Slave Market that included women and girls on the same list as cattle. ISIS needed to impose price controls as they were worried about a downturn in their market. Forty- to 50-year-old women were priced at $41,… Continue Reading >


Turkey Is Using ISIS as Cover for Its War Against Kurdish Activists

Exclusive interviews with survivors and witnesses of an Islamic State bombing show that the Turkish government has finally declared war… on the activists ISIS attacked.

Nathan Robinson

The Civilian Toll From the War Against ISIS Is Unacceptable. Why Isn’t the Press Covering It?

The US-led bombing campaign has killed hundreds, according to one comprehensive report. The Pentagon admits to two.

Sara Rathod

ISIS Is Using US Military Hardware to Fight the Iraqi Army

And the Pentagon wants to send even more to the country.

Andrew J. Bacevich

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