A Political and Literary Forum
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.
Historian Samuel Moyn contends that efforts to conduct war humanely have only perpetuated it. But the solution must lie in politics, not a sacrifice of human rights.
Far from a relic of the past, September 11 continues to normalize previously unimaginable forms of state-sanctioned barbarity.
The U.S. occupation of Afghanistan sacrificed politics—the only viable route to peace—for massive corruption and violence.
From drone strikes to counterinsurgency efforts, the work of the late historian Nasser Hussain highlights the importance of understanding the mechanics of the War on Terror, not just its effects.
While Japanese and U.S. officials celebrate a demilitatization in the pacific islands, Okinawans protest persistent military colonialism.
Daniel Akihiro Iwama
The explosion was only the latest tragedy in the city’s long decline.
Internationalists are plotting their return, but they still haven’t learned from the failure of liberal universalism.
White supremacy sustains the U.S. nuclear arsenal, reinforcing racism at home.
The assumption that only the United States can lead the free world increasingly looks imperiled, most recently by the COVID-19 pandemic. What would foreign policy look like without it?
A new book reveals how deeply the Washington-backed Indonesian mass killings of 1965 reshaped global politics, securing a decisive victory for U.S. interests against Third World self-determination.
In a world imperiled by global pandemic, it is long past time to put an end to sanctions—including new ones against Iran—and to reconstruct U.S. foreign policy around international solidarity.
Aslı U. Bâli, Aziz Rana
Despite claims to the contrary, the Trump administration wants regime change in Iran and is risking a full-scale war in order to get it.
Barry R. Posen
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