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September 13, 2021
George W. Bush Still Owes the World an Apology
In his speech marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Bush made no attempt at taking responsibility for the tragedies that followed that awful day.
September 10, 2021
I Lost My Father on 9/11, but I Never Wanted to Be a “Victim”
I never felt comfortable with the official rituals of 9/11 grief, with their overtones of patriotism and vengeance, so I sought other ways to use my role.
September 9, 2021
The $8 Trillion Cost of Failure
The time and money it took to give Kabul to the Taliban could have been used to help struggling Americans.
September 8, 2021
The War on Terror Is Still Alive and Well
Joe Biden deserves praise for pulling the troops out of Afghanistan—but 20 years after 9/11, the War on Terror continues.
Robert L. Borosage
September 6, 2021
The Human Rights Violations of the 9/11 Era Are Still With Us
Public perception of the War on Terror has shifted dramatically. But its legal and policy infrastructure endures.
Anthony D. Romero
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August 24, 2021
Great Power Politics After Afghanistan
Resetting the global chessboard.
Michael T. Klare
August 20, 2021
Why Are We Minimizing the Story of the Would-Be Capitol Bomber?
A terrorist kept police in Washington, D.C., in a six-hour standoff on Thursday. Why wasn’t it bigger news?
August 17, 2021
If Liz Cheney’s Assigning Blame for an “Epic Failure” in Afghanistan, She Can Start With Her Father
Dick Cheney created the mess Joe Biden is cleaning up.
August 16, 2021
As Afghanistan Falls, Biden Is Steadfast in His Decision to Withdraw
The hawkish senator who became the dovish vice president inherited a terrible but predictable decision. He was right to stick with it.
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.