Issues / War & Peace
The peace sign turns 50 this year. Barry Miles describes the origins of what has become a nearly universal symbol.
In his swan song, the U.S. president is trying to twist a few last arms across the Atlantic.
In the poem Possibility, Frances Payne Adler reflects on life after the closure of a military base.
By supporting Prime Minister al-Maliki in his attacks on Sadr's al-Mahdi army, the U.S. is now more deeply involved in Iraq's sectarian war.
Supposed "security improvements" in Iraq cited by the Bush administration may have more to do with the depth of ethnic cleansing than any positive developments.
Hardliners triumphed in the recent Iranian elections. But the way out of the nuclear impasse remains the same: negotiations.
While Gitmo gets most of the ink, the U.S. base on Diego Garcia quietly prepares for a role in staging a possible attack on Iran.
By shooting a crippled spy satellite, the U.S. moved closer to weaponizing space, which could prove cataclysmic.
The Pentagon is restructuring its bases in South Korea. Welcome to the future of the U.S. global military presence.
Five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, observes columnist Zia Mian, the costs of war stagger the imagination.