Issues / War & Peace
How did the U.S. boats and personnel detained by Iran in the Persian Gulf wind up 50 miles off their route?
Thirty-six years into the U.S. base build-up in the Greater Middle East, military force has failed as a strategy for controlling the region, no less defeating terrorist organizations.
The Middle East is hardly a cheery place these days. But there's one silver lining: The Iran deal is paying off big.
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.)