Issues / War & Peace
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.
As Ukraine was talking peace with its pro-Russian rebels, NATO leaders were talking war with Russia.
How can a state use its nuclear weapons program as a deterrent when it refuses to own up to its existence?
Contradictory U.S. policies, as with Al Qaeda a generation ago, have aided and abetted the development of the Islamic State.
A mysterious plane crash, Russian meddling in Ukraine, and new saber-rattling from NATO are rapidly stoking a new Cold War in Europe.