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Meanwhile, the Islamic State poked big bear Russia with predictable results.
Turkish President Erdogan has created a cult of personality in which he is the ultimate protection against the chaos he plans.
What the psychology of mass murderers — from Charles Manson on up to Bashar al-Assad and ISIS — can teach us about the method behind their madness.
From Paris to Beirut, the Islamic State's latest atrocities are a calculated effort to bring the war in Syria home to the countries participating in it.
When British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stated that, if prime minister, he would not launch nuclear weapons, the British chief of defense was predictably outraged.
Paris was a wake-up call for Westerners — a reminder that we usually have the luxury to ignore the costs of war, even as our governments inflict them on foreigners.
Ramping up bombing against the Islamic State would only add to the numbers of civilians killed by U.S. airstrikes in its territory.
Russia may seek serious vengeance on the Islamic State for the possible sabotage of Metrojet Flight 9268.
Even as governments set climate targets, they're working hard to expand the extractive global economy with measures that could deepen the climate crisis.
"Back in my youth, we imagined that lumbering dinosaurs like Russia and China and the European Union would endure regardless of the global convulsions taking place around them."