Issues / War & Peace
Washington's major limitation towards Russia is not a lack of military leadership, but a lack of moral leadership.
Alternatives exist to airstrikes and boots on the ground when dealing with a threat such as the Islamic State.
Like layers of an onion, ISIS supporters can be carefully peeled away. But not if Obama goes into Syria and Iraq with a mallet.
According to the New York Times, the campaign that the U.S. has initiated against the Islamic State has no immediate precedents.
Weakening ISIS requires eroding the support it relies on from tribal leaders, military figures, and ordinary Iraqi Sunnis. Here's how to do it without bombs.
Though it scarcely makes headlines, the Central African Republic's vicious civil war has created a sickening humanitarian crisis.
Vladimir Putin is not reviving the Cold War. Rather, the U.S. failed to end it when it had the chance.
But a state other than the United States might be a better choice to assume operational leadership.
Yazidi refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan now sleep in classrooms, hallways, and the courtyards of facilities intended for children’s education. What happens when school starts?
Not only has Japan been unable to face its past, it’s weighed down by a staggering national debt.