Control of territory is at the core of ISIS ideology. But the group can outlast its recent losses.
What happens if Donald Trump is defeated?
Because of its location, America can choose whether it wants to be a gatekeeper or a global policeman.
"If very few people have guns, then very few people feel the need for guns. If lots of people have guns, then lots of people feel the need for guns."
The upside of the endless presidential race
“One of you will not win this election,” the debate moderator told Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. What then?
One theory for why ISIS hasn’t gained traction in the world's largest Muslim-majority country
World leaders measure time in months and years. Refugees do so in minutes and hours.
The U.S. and Britain both intervened in Iraq and Libya. Only one is now seriously reckoning with those choices.
“Parents in every culture at a given moment think they’re doing the optimal thing for their kids.”
Interest payments on America’s war debt could one day exceed the direct costs of combat itself.
Gary Johnson has asked an important question.
It’s not clear the organization can effectively confront—or even survive—today’s challenges.
France’s prime minister has defended burqini bans by citing Marianne. But who is Marianne?
The world of chairs, from ancient Greece to the modern office
A man who served the regime recounts his efforts to bring it down.
Pakistan just had its worst Olympics ever. Why?
“I don’t think anyone can help us,” one of the last doctors in Aleppo says.
What do you do when you’re competing for a country that might disappear? You dance.
“We can’t eliminate all terrorists. But we can’t eliminate disease. We can’t stop hurricanes.”