Under Obama, whistleblowers face a total of 751 months behind bars — compared to 24 months for all other whistleblowers combined since the American Revolution.
The Middle East’s New Nakba
The chain of events set into motion by the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq is reaching its logical conclusion — the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and a great expulsion of innocents.
What Happened to Brazil?
Latin America’s largest country once looked ascendant. Now it’s been laid low by widespread violence, structural racism, endemic corruption, and external economic shocks.
After Obama: Clinton vs. Sanders
Hillary Clinton just laid out a hawkish foreign policy vision in a major speech. How do her views stack up against those of Bernie Sanders, her challenger from the left?
China and the Opportunity Costs of September 11
The world’s two major powers lost a decade that could have been spent hashing out responses to climate change, the arms trade, and the global recession.
The Middle Passage
For the refugees pouring into Europe, their journeys can be just as deadly as the war zones they’re fleeing.
Trump Takes on the World
Donald Trump’s not-so-veiled racism, crude economic populism, and male bravado make him the closest thing the U.S. has to an authentic European-style fascist.
Black Ops for Peace
Like it or not, diplomacy is all about backroom deals.
The Kurdish Elephant
In their latest deal to fight ISIS, Washington and Turkey are treating the Middle East’s largest stateless minority like pawns. That’s a huge mistake.
Greece, Iran, and the Rules of the Game
From Athens to Tehran, powerful countries make the rules and break the rules. Everyone else just squeezes the best deal they can — for now, anyway.