Housing demolitions create an environment of constant anxiety for Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem, increasing the likelihood of violent retaliation.
Jabhat al-Nusra a Greater Threat to Syria Than Islamic State
The Islamic State’s atrocities provide cover for the almost equally brutal Jabhat al-Nusra to operate.
Ratcheting Up the War on the Islamic State
Whether due to personal conviction or pressure from Congress, President Obama is committing U.S. forces to defeating the Islamic State.
No Climate Deal Is Better Than a Bad One
Without concrete, enforceable emissions targets and transition financing, the Paris climate talks will only deepen our climate crisis.
Syria: Mission Possible
There’s no grand, exciting solution to the war in Syria. It’s going to take an endless parade of meetings where people sit and talk. And talk. And talk.
America’s Empire of African Bases Spreads
The U.S. military has built an extensive archipelago of African outposts, transforming the continent into a laboratory for a new kind of war.
ISIS and Washington’s War Mongers Need Each Other
A post-Paris “Clash of Civilizations”? It’s the Islamic State’s Dream, and Marco Rubio agrees.
Five Signs the Drone War Is Undermining the ‘War on Terror’
As leaked documents obtained by the Intercept reveal, the drone war is likely creating more terrorists than it’s killing.
Five Dead-Ends on the Road to the Paris Climate Talks
So far, UN climate change conferences have sidestepped the real business of keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
Islamic State’s Terrorist Acts Threaten State It’s Creating
By staging terror acts, the Islamic State invites retaliation against the state — and Caliphate — it’s taking great pains to create.