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As both politicians and historians mine the 1940s for alternate visions of international order, we must guard against the presumption that the United States remains the benevolent center of global politics.
When state order collapses, every confessional or ethnic group asks one question: Who will protect us now?
The cause of Camus's native countrymen moved him, yet he yearned helplessly toward the European culture that had formed him.
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed discusses the findings of his research into U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan and their effects on the region.
Hassan Rouhani’s presidential election creates an opportunity for negotiations with Iran. President Obama should seize it.
Two new books by investigative journalists reveal how the United States relies on drones to make up for its lack of coherent policy in the war on terrorism.
Sequestration won’t gut the military
President Obama’s speech on counterterrorism strategy fell short on substance.
Elizabeth Goitein, Faiza Patel
Republican hawks think Tsarnaev should have been held as an enemy combatant. Their views are wrong and dangerous.
Settling the Cinematic Torture Debate
Alan A. Stone
Any story of war is a story of elites preying on the weak, the gullible, the marginal, the poor.
Talking about Gaza is like talking about God. We face the ineffable. We cannot talk about what we see.
An Interview with Rajiv Chandrasekaran
David V. Johnson
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William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
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