Issues / War & Peace
The Islamic State isn’t going anywhere soon.
Despite how much more precise they have become, the amount of civilian casualties that nuclear weapons would cause will forever subvert their legitimacy.
While Republicans beat up on the White House for making peace with America’s enemies, voters should ask them more questions about America’s friends.
"The Iranian threat" has become such a truism in American politics that we've completely lost sight of Washington's own record.
Despite the ongoing islands dispute, Japan and China are growing closer.
Or, to put it another way, the Islamic State succeeds because it breaks all the rules of insurgency.
Donald Trump's not-so-veiled racism, crude economic populism, and male bravado make him the closest thing the U.S. has to an authentic European-style fascist.
They can call it anything they want, but the CIA tortured its prisoners. And that's a crime against humanity.
The stress of torture degrades memory and the functioning of the mind.
The United States has tacit, if not official, congressional approval for its war on the Islamic State.