Issues / War & Peace
"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.
Pakistan has become more serious about stamping out violent Islamist extremism on its own soil and is moderating its relations with Indian.
There may be a responsible way to fight the Islamic State, but the U.S. will have to leave its boots in the closet and the drones in the hangar.
The only true way to win a nuclear war is not to fight it.