Ireland is a small player, but it has much to teach its neighbors now suffering extremism, division, and debt.
The Scale of Pentagon Waste Boggles the Mind, But Congress Keeps Giving Them More
If any other public agency had blown hundreds of billions of dollars, Congress would hold hearings. If it’s the Pentagon, it gets $80 billion more.
Europe and the Middle East Are Both on the Verge of Unraveling
From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamoring for their own states. But what good is being a state anymore?
What Happened to the Arms Trade Treaty?
Four years ago, the U.S. and the UK signed a landmark treaty to restrict the sale of arms to rights abusers. So why are they still profiting off the atrocities in Yemen?
Hurricane Donald Hits the Republican Party
If Trump succeeds in ramping up military spending and gutting everything else, we’ll be left with a bunch of nukes and an underfunded state — and no one but China to keep us afloat.
How the U.S. Makes South Korea’s Life More Difficult
South Korea’s alliance with the U.S. means foreign troops on its soil, strained relations with China, and a North that sees no point in negotiating with anyone but Washington.
How Bush’s ‘New World Order’ Became Trump’s ‘No World Order’
Successive U.S. military interventions upended the very international system the U.S. once pledged to uphold. Now the world faces the twin challenges of ISIS and Trump.
The President Is a Ponzi Scheme
Here and abroad, Trump’s wealthy backers understand that his populist rhetoric is a masquerade.
Is Spain About to Break Up?
Spain’s Catalonia region votes for independence this fall. For some, it’s a referendum on austerity policies that have crippled economies all over Europe.
It’s Time to Take the Nazi-Trump Comparisons Seriously
The slide towards bleak historical periods can be difficult to recognize in the moment. But in this moment, it’s glaringly obvious.