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April 6, 2021
How to Avoid the Anti-Imperialism of Fools
The logic of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” is a recipe for empty cynicism.
November 13, 2019
The EU’s Shame Is Locked Away in Libya
Incarcerated refugees wrote on mattresses with tomato paste: “We condemn EU policy on innocent detainee refugees in Libya.”
September 9, 2019
The Corporeal Wreckage of War
How victims of combat in Libya, Afghanistan, and elsewhere carry the memories of war on their bodies.
June 28, 2019
For Americans, War Has Always Been a Spectator Sport
From the Civil War to Vietnam, Americans have always been captivated by war’s spectacle.
April 24, 2019
When Will Washington End the Forever War?
A new breed of progressive politicians and activists is challenging the bipartisan consensus—but there’s a long way to go.
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May 16, 2018
Who Is Responsible for the New US-Russian Cold War?
A discussion of the Stephen F. Cohen–Michael McFaul debate.
Stephen F. Cohen
July 25, 2017
Over 2,000 Migrants Have Died Crossing the Mediterranean So Far This Year
The failure of European nations to develop a unified humanitarian response is taking an unacceptable toll in lives lost.
June 27, 2017
Trump’s Chaos Is Covering for Stealth Escalation Overseas
Americans are tired of wars without end. But the reality is that we are headed into more war without public support, without a sensible strategy or a clear purpose.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
March 21, 2017
Why Those Spring Breakers Chanted ‘Build That Wall’
We shouldn’t be surprised—they’re the children of unending war.
March 7, 2017
Trump Doesn’t Realize These Are Wars We Cannot Win
From Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII to today’s Afghanistan, America has developed a dangerous obsession with “winning.”