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November 28, 2022
The Terrorism We Sought Abroad Has Come Home
Of the approximately 450 politically motivated violent attacks that took place on our soil in the past decade, the majority were perpetrated by homegrown far-right extremists.
November 17, 2022
How a Defender of American Empire Became a Dissenter
A conversation with Lyle Jeremy Rubin about the complicated ideology of the marine corps, America’s obsession with war, and his new memoir
Pain Is Weakness Leaving the Body
November 14, 2022
The Pipeline Funneling US Deportees to Haitian Prison
Patrick Julney is one of many longtime US residents who found himself detained under hellish conditions in a country in which he’d never been formally charged with a crime.
November 11, 2022
Americans Live in a Culture of War
Important truths about our country get concealed when we make the violence of war into something sacred.
November 7, 2022
The Problem With “Jihad, Rehab” Isn’t Filmmaker Meg Smaker’s Color or Religion
The idea that a white woman cannot make a film about non-white men is absurd. But as “Meg,” the film’s narrator, her voice is the voice of the cop.
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October 28, 2022
Biden’s Embarrassing Saudi Failure
The latest diplomatic fiasco underlines America’s continuing vulnerability to interference from oil-rich autocracies.
October 21, 2022
What We Should Have Learned From the War on Terror
And what it can teach us about the future of the crisis in Ukraine.
Karen J. Greenberg
October 17, 2022
The Saudi Regime Isn’t Afraid of Joe Biden
Despite widespread disgust at Saudi perfidy, odds are that crackpot realism will once again trump human rights—or even the national interest.
August 24, 2022
When Moral Clarity Goes Extinct
Many are waiting to hear an “I was wrong” from so many politicians—but I’m not holding my breath.
August 22, 2022
Balkan Dispatch: Bulgaria’s Crisis of Confidence
Caught between a Russian past and a NATO future, the poorest country in the EU faces a political crisis—and a struggle over competing visions of national pride.