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The vote will have consequences far beyond the UK's borders.
Alex de Waal
The enduring impact of President Johnson’s Crime Commission.
Edward Snowden’s actions can be justified, but not as civil disobedience.
The West likes morality plays with clear heroes and villains, in which we play the role of savior.
With terrorism scares aplenty, how worried should one be?
Democratic forces persist amid brutal regime violence and sectarian conflict.
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
Bad police were not simply a symptom of racism. They were often its agents.
The 1968 Kerner report concluded that white racism was to blame for race riots.
Julian E. Zelizer
The United States will lose the war for control of the Middle East.
Andrew J. Bacevich, Stephen Kinzer
Niall Ferguson’s protestations aside, Henry Kissinger was the quintessential foreign policy realist.
Negotiations may ease the humanitarian crisis—while strengthening Assad.
Fears of terrorism, and President Erdoğan’s rivalry with an exiled theologian, have become excuses for censorship and repression.
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