Issues / War & Peace
It's not just the chilling rhetoric. In the past five months, warships from both sides have done everything but ram one another.
As refugees take the Olympic stage, the wars that sent them running for their lives continue apace.
Some see Democratic VP pick Tim Kaine as a promising counterbalance to Clinton's hawkishness.
Clinton's rhetoric on the Muslim world might be friendlier than Trump's, but her record is much bloodier.
Trump's foreign policy isn't an alternative to U.S. empire. It's just a cruder rendition of it.
Some see Putin's Russia as a counterweight to U.S. global meddling. But Moscow is increasingly mimicking Washington's worst behavior.
Domestic-policy successes such as paid family leave count for little if the U.S. is at war with Russia.
Protests have returned to Kashmir, and so have demands for self-determination.
The United States never tires of finding ways to needlessly aggravate Russia.
The Philippines won a huge legal victory against China on a long-running territorial dispute. But Manila's alliance with Washington may make it all for nothing.