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The planned cuts to the bloated U.S. military budget in the debt ceiling deal are long overdue, but lawmakers will likely slash civilian U.S. foreign policy instruments before they significantly reduce military spending.
Americans are falling prey to disinformation that presents Islam as a threat to their way of life.
How a Hiroshima victim came to meet the co-pilot of the plane that dropped the bomb.
Just as sports commentary draws from warfare, military intelligence lingo sometimes mimics sports talk.
Governments kill on our behalf. This arrangement is a form of social contract, which means that governments are basically contract killers.
The disastrous failure of the drug war shows the necessity of a revamped U.S. policy approach.
With evermore mouths to feed, how will we be able to coax more food out of our exhausted soil?
In the wake of the DSK case, stories of asylum cheats are spreading. But the reality is of honest, desperate people navigating a deeply flawed system.
Joseph Nye updates his analysis of soft and hard power.
Today, like 70 years ago, the world teeters on the verge of calamity. It is important once again to face global threats as united nations.