Issues / War & Peace
Events appear to be moving toward a political solution to the East-West standoff over Ukraine. But as Clausewitz once noted: “Against stupidity, no amount of planning will prevail.”
Trading Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may not have been ideal, but, as they say, the perfect is enemy of the good.
After half a century, Colombia may put an end to its conflict—if the U.S. will allow it.
The rationale that Islamist extremists offer for civilian casualties is nothing new.
Just listen to its foreign minister, Javad Zarif, as profiled in the New Yorker.
Iraq's latest elections were relatively free and fair, but they won't do much to resolve the country's stark sectarian divides.
Despite the lip service given to democracy the world over, coups remain a popular last resort. Here's why.
The United States seems to have granted asylum to a terrorist as it did Nazi scientists after World War II.
Pope Francis' seemingly impromptu prayer at Israel's Apartheid Wall hinted at a radical critique of Israel in an otherwise carefully orchestrated trip.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a well-known Hindu nationalist. But on foreign policy, he seems more likely to show his pragmatic side.