Places to Stay
The furor over Kim Jong Il’s missile tests and nuclear brinksmanship obscures the real threat: the prospect of North Korea’s catastrophic collapse. How the regime ends could determine the balance of power in Asia for decades. The likely winner? China
The United States is now prosecuting suspected terrorists on the basis of their intentions, not just their actions. When it comes to Islam, are American jurors equipped to understand if words and beliefs are truly dangerous?
How did the heroes of Fallujah come to kill civilians in Haditha? A Vietnam veteran who witnessed the battle of Fallujah says it's too soon to judge the marines—but not the high command
A portrait of Libya
Trade agreements have always been greased by deception about who benefits. Now they’re failing because leaders have come to believe their own lies
The Atlantic recently asked a group of foreign-policy authorities about the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah
The Golden Ring, northeast of Moscow, offers a respite from the capital and an immersion in the past
Militant Cuban exile Luis Posada discusses his actions, explains his motivations, and advises Ann Louise Bardach on what to write. [With an introduction by Bardach]
The author of "Prophetic Justice" discusses the murky business of prosecuting would-be terrorists on the basis of their beliefs.
The United States is succeeding in its struggle against terrorism. The time has come to declare the war on terror over, so that an even more effective military and diplomatic campaign can begin.
In trailers just minutes away from the slot machines, Air Force pilots control Predators over Iraq and Afghanistan. A case study in the marvels—and limits—of modern military technology
The Atlantic recently asked a group of foreign-policy authorities about Iran’s nuclear quest. Special extended Web version
In the footsteps of the last Roman emperor
Highlights of a “Fall of Rome Tour”
Yes. James Fallows explains why the foiled airline bombing plot actually strengthens the argument for declaring victory in the war on terror
James Fallows talks about the surprising strides we've made against al-Qaeda—and why declaring victory will make us safer
A true crime story
How a video-store clerk and small-time crook reinvented himself as America’s nemesis in Iraq
With the loss of training camps in Afghanistan, terrorists have turned to the Internet to find and train recruits. The story of one pioneer of this effort—the enigmatic “Irhabi 007”—shows how