Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' has provoked criticism from both right and left. It's awash in patriotic spirit, it glorifies war. It's also a pretty bad movie.
The Obama administration's 2015 National Security Strategy is a revealing document, even if it reveals through inadvertence.
If a president says anything critical about what Christians may have done at any point in history, he's destined to be attacked for engaging in “moral equivalence."
Tracing the political thought of Israel's founding father, Shlomo Avineri reminds readers that the Zionism of Herzl's time is very different from Zionism today.
Whatever political advantage John Boehner hoped to gain by inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress, his decision is likely to backfire.
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.