Issues / War & Peace
The last near-century of American dominance was extraordinarily violent. Is it coming to an end?
By staying out of the conflicts in the Middle East, the United States can benefit both American citizens and the citizens of those distant lands.
Korea's new pro-engagement president may not have to be as deferential to Washington hardliners as his predecessors.
The possibilities for catastrophic miscalculation are skyrocketing in the Middle East, and this administration is proving singularly prone to miscalculation.
The U.S. hasn't agreed to resettle any of its own torture victims, much less offered any other form of accountability.
Instead of helping to avert the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the Trump administration is adding fuel to the fire.
Behind all of Trump's boneheaded policies in the Middle East is an unmistakable urge for confrontation with Iran.
With development assistance slashed, the face of U.S. diplomacy in the region will more often be wearing a uniform.
Father Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
The more immediate danger is that as America's soft power crumbles, the White House will lean harder on hard power — with predictably grim results.