When our soldiers kill and die in fruitless wars we don’t know about and can’t end, we’re not a democracy anymore — we’re an empire. And perhaps a fading one at that.
Trump Plans to Make It Easier to Kill Civilians with Drones. Sadly, We Can Thank Obama for That.
As the war on terror enters its 17th year, it’s clear that abuses of power by one administration lead to abuses by the next.
The Long, Troubled History of UN Peacekeeping in Africa
A new book examines the problems that face the Blue Helmets and the problems they cause.
The Supreme Court’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Decision Is Terrifying
If the war on terror has taught us one thing, it’s that harsh laws targeting non-citizens will eventually be extended to citizens, too.
Think Trump Is Too Cozy with Dictators? Check Out the U.S. Military.
In 45 countries, U.S. military bases prop up undemocratic regimes of all sorts, while often interfering with local campaigns for democracy.
The Hunger President
As famine descends on a huge swath of the globe, the White House is rolling back aid, ramping up conflict, and risking more climate chaos.
The Human Costs of Trump’s Refugee Ban
I’ve seen firsthand how the White House’s cruel ban is impacting moms and kids here in the United States.
Don’t Play Into Trump’s Hands on the Muslim Ban
Even some critiques of Donald Trump’s Muslim ban contain unfortunate stereotypes.
Trump Is Carpet-Bombing U.S. Foreign Policy
Already Trump is super-charging U.S. militarism, gutting diplomacy, and punishing the victims of wars Washington started.
The Final Obama Doctrine? Racking Up the Body Count
Obama officials have repeatedly expressed a commitment to killing large numbers of ISIS fighters. Will Trump take it even further?