How the United States reinvented empire
All that talk about "reclaiming" congressional war powers? Historically, Congress has applauded presidential wars.
A study looking at two very similar Tunisian towns, one with union activity and one without, has yielded an interesting idea.
What arguments for a more humane approach to war conceal
The venerable museum has "given back" some stolen Iraqi antiquities, but that does not mean it's ready to atone for its colonial-era sins.
How the NRA sells guns in America today
What Dave Eggers misses in his story of a Yemeni-American man’s rise
How Donald Trump's hands-off approach to Saudi Arabia squanders the U.S.'s leverage in the Middle East
The rehabilitation of the worst Bush-era offenders underscores that Trump represents a continuity—not a break—with the past.
Ahmed Saadawi’s brilliant novel imagines a monster, pieced together from the dead of Iraq's civil war.
How efforts to block refugees and asylum-seekers from Europe have only made the global migration crisis more complex and harrowing
Lisa Halliday’s "Asymmetry" presents two worlds in deeply ironic tension.
A look back at what the administration has accomplished in the region in the past year
His freewheeling press conference yesterday proved that there are no adults in the room.
Catalonia wants independence from Spain, but modern history is littered with cautionary tales about the dangers of partition.
Bernie Sanders's speech at Westminster College was an attempt to break through the calcified ideologies of the national security establishment.
Progressive activists are preparing for the worst, but the party has been largely silent. Bernie Sanders is hoping to fill that void later this week.
His threats against North Korea expose the many dangers of the White House's post-9/11 powers. Here's what Congress must do.
Two books shed new light on the toppled dictator's final days—and what the U.S. still doesn’t understand about Iraq.
He faces numerous possible pitfalls in his first official trip to the region—as well as opportunities.