The White House has declared a strike upon Syria imminent without providing a clear rationale for military action, except as an attempt to satisfy an arbitrary “red line.”
Despite his better judgment, Obama is poised to make serious mistakes in Syria--all because he made words like "red line" part of his vocabulary.
With Assad's fighters vanished from northern Syria, Kurds fight jihadists for the future of Syrian Kurdistan.
Solving the Fukushima nuclear crisis will require rethinking our whole approach to science, social media, and public diplomacy.
Military contractors among the highest-paid CEOs of the past two decades.
Iara Lee's "The Suffering Grasses" beautifully captures Syrians explaining their struggle in their own words, giving a place of privilege to those nonviolent activists whose voices have long been buried beneath the rubble.
It is perhaps hackneyed to refer to Syria as a tinderbox or a powder keg, but that's exactly what it is.
Despite hawkish new posturing from the U.S., China is still basically playing by Washington's rules when it comes to North Korea.
A U.S. military attack on Syria will not be to protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.
Is it possible to export the liberal arts to places that restrict civil liberties?