Ancient religions that have survived centuries are often the most persecuted: Mandaeans, Yazidis, Zoroastrians, Druze, Samaritans, Copts, and the Kalasha.
Can we now say with confidence that our government will not use torture again? In light of reaction to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report, I fear we can't.
Recent evidence suggests that if we intervene in Syria, we are less likely to end the suffering than to compound it, stretching the killing out over decades.
The United States commences air strikes against ISIS, without a clear sense of what can be achieved and without authorization from Congress.
The president has reason to be frustrated that one sentence ripped out of context can paint a picture of a directionless approach to the world.
Does the threat of ISIS justify expanding military involvement in Iraq? Obama faces a decision he set out to avoid.
Israel’s bombing and invasion of Gaza raises questions about the ethics of military strife in an era when war has become asymmetrical.
The current situation in Iraq may pull the United States back into that country, and thus threatens to undermine Obama’s efforts to reorient American foreign policy.
Cheney's Obama polemic would be outrageous even if our former vice president’s record on Iraq was one of absolute clairvoyance. But he was wrong in almost every way.
The just-war pacifist begins with a thoroughly realist assumption—that foreign policy is seldom if ever guided by rigorous just-war precepts.
If you doubt the cost of indulging in political pieties rather than political organizing, compare the influence of Occupy Wall Street with the Tea Party.