Regions / North America
By putting such a sinister face on it, Trump might have finally inspired lawmakers to rein in America’s post-9/11 war machine.
The last near-century of American dominance was extraordinarily violent. Is it coming to an end?
Progressives have to devise a comprehensive alternative that responds to both the challenge of Russia and the failures of liberalism.
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.
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.
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.
Bureaucracy may constrain the worst of Trump and Brexit, but real fixes have to come from the bottom-up.