Issues / War & Peace
The administration needs to face its inability to achieve regime change in Syria and the destruction of the Islamic State.
When nuclear weapons become user-friendly, they will be used.
Our wildly inflated fear of terrorism is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
In its failure to prosecute bona fide war criminals, the Obama administration has left the door open for all manner of rights abusers to succeed it.
Just like bin Laden and Al Qaeda, the Islamic State views attacks on it as a means to win recruit more fighters and suicide bombers.
Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test may be a last-ditch effort to get on the U.S. agenda before Obama leaves office and a hawkish new president comes in.
How the CIA, bad trade deals, and wanton military intervention caused the social crises that gave us the Donald. (Really.)
By raising sectarian temperatures throughout the Middle East, the Saudis risk escalating the unaffordable proxy wars they’ve already bogged themselves down in.
The eternal dilemma of prosecuting war criminals is that they are usually charged and tried by the victors.
2015 had more than its share of bad news. But it also saw groundbreaking victories on climate, marriage equality, the drug war, and diplomacy.