Regions / North America
Despite how much more precise they have become, the amount of civilian casualties that nuclear weapons would cause will forever subvert their legitimacy.
While Republicans beat up on the White House for making peace with America’s enemies, voters should ask them more questions about America’s friends.
"The Iranian threat" has become such a truism in American politics that we've completely lost sight of Washington's own record.
Every democracy in the world has an elected legislature. Why not the United Nations?
Donald Trump's not-so-veiled racism, crude economic populism, and male bravado make him the closest thing the U.S. has to an authentic European-style fascist.
They can call it anything they want, but the CIA tortured its prisoners. And that's a crime against humanity.
The stress of torture degrades memory and the functioning of the mind.
There may be a responsible way to fight the Islamic State, but the U.S. will have to leave its boots in the closet and the drones in the hangar.
The only true way to win a nuclear war is not to fight it.
Despite progress with Cuba, the Obama administration has done little to dispel doubts about Washington's intentions towards its neighbors to the south.