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December 6, 2017
In Pakistan’s Tribal Areas, Collective Punishment Is the Law of the Land
Civilians here, who live under an outdated colonial regime, have been terrorized by US drone strikes and extremist Islamists for many years.
August 15, 2017
How the Police Failed in Charlottesville
Police must learn from past protests to avoid stoking further violence.
Alex S. Vitale
July 18, 2017
Welcome to 2050. The ‘Climate Monster’ Has Arrived.
Here’s the future for a world that failed to act.
June 21, 2017
Trump’s Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don’t Matter in the War on Terror
Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll.
May 8, 2017
Congress Is Drawing a ‘Red Line’ Over Trump’s Support for the Saudi War on Yemen
Millions are threatened by famine, as Riyadh prepares an assault on the country’s key port.
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March 29, 2017
Under Trump, the United States May Now Be Killing More Civilians Than Russia
With mass-casualty events from Raqqa to Mosul, some think the US military is scrapping rules designed to protect innocents.
March 23, 2017
The Ambiguous Legacy of Obama’s Foreign Policy
He may have talked about precision and constraint when it came to the national-security state, but he ultimately failed to leave us with a new strategic vision.
Karen J. Greenberg
March 22, 2017
Letter From Madaya, Syria, Under Siege by the Assad Regime for Nearly 2 Years
“I have nightmares. I see the people who died of starvation and who I helped to bury.”
Houssam Muhammad Mahmoud
January 5, 2017
The Forgotten Power of the Vietnam Peace Movement
An eloquent call to reclaim our history and honor those who resisted the war, from a key architect of the opposition.
October 20, 2016
Where the Bodies Are Buried
War and survival in South Sudan’s forgotten town.