A Political and Literary Forum
Washington Post reporting exposed that U.S. operations in Afghanistan were horribly mismanaged, but even a well-run mission would have been doomed to fail.
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita
The Cold War says more about how U.S. elites imagined their “freedom” than it does about enabling other people to be free.
Nikhil Pal Singh
It reflects, like a funhouse mirror, a twisted image of U.S. imperialism.
U.S. foreign policy disasters fueled our current political crisis. But those who want a new approach must do more than point out past blunders.
It is time to develop a new geostrategy unencumbered by past traumas.
With Assad preparing a major offensive on the last rebel stronghold, the United States must offer a path forward.
Aslı U. Bâli, Aziz Rana
As the Trump–Putin summit made clear, U.S. policy in Syria has always been about grand strategy—never about what would actually help the people on the ground.
Trump has promised a Korean "peace regime." But whose peace is being insured? And who is subject to its imposition?
Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing is later this week. Here’s why we should all be concerned.
To understand Russian and U.S. strategies, you have to read between the lines.
Thomas Graham, Rajan Menon
What differentiates the crimes of a terrorist, hacker, or non-state actor from those of a president who launches a nuclear weapon?
Elaine Scarry, Jonathan King, Bruce Ackerman, Kennette Benedict, Bruce Blair, Sissela Bok, Rosa Brooks, John Burroughs, Hugh Gusterson, Edward Markey, Jim McGovern, Zia Mian, William Perry
The resistance to the Vietnam War was the most diverse and dynamic antiwar movement in U.S. history. We have all but forgotten it today.
Christian G. Appy
On becoming the collateral damage of American warmongering.
Victoria-Lola M. Leon Guerrero
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Amy Kapczynski, Gregg Gonsalves
Gregg Gonsalves, Amy Kapczynski
Mike Konczal, Felicia Wong
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