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.
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
As Trump tweets us closer to war, a look back at North Korean nationalism may provide an out.
Odd Arne Westad
Since its origins, the United States has grappled with the role of the military in a democracy. Given Trump's latest moves, do the people still decide who will be killed in their name?
After Turkey's failed 2016 coup, retribution has become a farcical national obsession.
Our defense budget is like an annual gift card for military adventures. Increasing it now is a terrible idea.
Benjamin H. Friedman
On the legal and ethical scope of surveillance.
For too long we have acquiesced to Islamophobic government policies. The cost of our silence is now clear.
Amna Akbar, Jeanne Theoharis
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Joseph J. Fischel
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