Issues / War & Peace
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release proves Obama can do more to fulfill his pledge of closing down the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.
The failure of John Kerry's Israeli-Palestinian peace talks showed just how extreme U.S. policy on the conflict has become.
To those critical of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, compassion seems to be a liability in war.
Events appear to be moving toward a political solution to the East-West standoff over Ukraine. But as Clausewitz once noted: “Against stupidity, no amount of planning will prevail.”
Trading Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may not have been ideal, but, as they say, the perfect is enemy of the good.
After half a century, Colombia may put an end to its conflict—if the U.S. will allow it.
The rationale that Islamist extremists offer for civilian casualties is nothing new.
Just listen to its foreign minister, Javad Zarif, as profiled in the New Yorker.
Iraq's latest elections were relatively free and fair, but they won't do much to resolve the country's stark sectarian divides.
Despite the lip service given to democracy the world over, coups remain a popular last resort. Here's why.