Issues / War & Peace
The countries of the former Warsaw Pact are not knuckling under to pressure from Russia. They're trying to avoid a new cold war.
For the Islamic State to preside over a caliphate takes money — lots of it.
Reese Erlich's new book on Syria combines on-the-ground reporting with an encyclopedic background in the region’s history.
The Islamic State’s calls for retaliation against Western attacks are apparently being heeded.
The murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines reveals both the transphobia of the U.S. Marine Corps and the dangers of U.S. military presence in the region.
Good news: The Pentagon has a new report on the urgent challenge of global warming. Bad news: it's all about adapting to the coming changes rather than preventing them from happening.
The Supreme Leader oversaw plenty of state-sponsored violence, but viewed nuclear weapons as forbidden by Islam.
What we see on our screens has primed us to make the obvious mistake of worrying overmuch about improbable threats and worrying undermuch about the more probable ones.
Hypersonic weapons may sound less destructive than nuclear weapons, but they’re just another arms race.
Despite intense crackdowns, activists on the Japanese island of Okinawa continue to resist the construction of new U.S. military bases.