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October 4, 2021
Our Foreign Policy Elite Has Learned Nothing From Afghanistan
The War on Terror’s promoters and apologists are determined to blame Biden for finally bringing one bloody chapter to an end.
September 16, 2021
The Problem With Making War “Humane”
A conversation with Samuel Moyn about his new book
, the pacifism of Leo Tolstoy, and the origins of forever war.
September 7, 2021
Congress Has the Power to Rein In Presidential Military Overreach
The commander in chief’s power to invade and inflict carnage is far too expansive.
June 30, 2021
The Human Cost of 10 Years of Conflict in Syria
A decade after the first shots were fired, cities are in ruins, over half a million Syrians have died, and more than ten million have been displaced.
March 22, 2021
Representative Ro Khanna Explains Why He Called Out Biden’s Air Strike in Syria
“I thought it was so important that, early on, Congress take a stand.”
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December 15, 2020
Letters From the December 28, 2020/January 4, 2021, Issue
No great mystery… Supreme obstacle… Paradise lost…
November 9, 2020
The Children of Fallujah: The Medical Mystery at the Heart of the Iraq War
Since the 2003 invasion, doctors in Fallujah have been reporting a sharp rise in birth defects among the city’s children—and to this day, no one knows why.
June 5, 2019
The Dirty Truth About American Airpower
A retired Air Force officer shares 10 cautionary tenets about our overreliance on bombing campaigns.
William J. Astore
June 4, 2019
‘Blood,’ the Anthem of Sudan’s Revolution, Takes on New Meaning Amid Violent Repression
A new generation of musicians and artists has been inspired by—and is inspiring—the uprising.
February 28, 2019
Trump’s Other ‘National Emergency’: Sanctions That Kill Venezuelans
The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue.