5 overlooked stories that could reshape world affairs
Why a vote for independence would harm U.S. interests
The country's legislature has fled Tripoli and moved into a ship. It's not the first time boats from Greece have come to the rescue.
The Scottish bid for independence could set a new precedent for separatist movements around the world.
What ISIS videos and X-rated movies have in common
Obama is losing his battle with perpetual war.
What role did the U.S. play in the overthrow of Salvador Allende?
Vermonters, neo-Confederates, and Pacific Northwesterners all want to leave the union, but they're united by the September 18 vote—an' they a' think it's a braw thing.
Why intensifying the campaign against the group is justified
A new report from the World Health Organization challenges notions of who's at greatest risk.
U.S. officials say the extremist group could harm the homeland. But does the danger justify another military campaign in the Middle East?
The president didn't answer the most important questions about his war in Iraq and Syria.
The self-contradictory rhetoric of a shape-shifting president—and a case for war that lacks specificity and rigor
When people say "we must act now!" they are usually wrong. When people say "we can't look weak!" it's usually time to discount whatever else they say.
The president has convinced himself that the fight against ISIS is one worth waging. But the obstacles to success are huge.
The strategic folly of the president's military campaign in Iraq and Syria
How Vladimir Putin is revolutionizing information warfare
The president is a superior terrorist hunter. He has also neutralized a profound existential threat to U.S. allies in the Middle East, and denied ISIS access to vast storehouses of deadly chemical weapons. So why does he get no credit?
Rethinking the narrative of economic development, with sustainability in mind
The economic effects could be minor; the cultural ones, more profound.
Estonia is offering virtual citizenship to millions. They will need real military protection.