If we couldn’t win with 100,000 troops under President Obama, asks Rich Barlow, how will just one-fifth as many prevail?
It was the week when a protest in Virginia made us forget about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. All that and more from Tom Keane’s weekly news roundup.
The effects of the president's ban could be far more pernicious for the security and stability of democracy in the United States than is immediately clear, writes Andrew Carleen.
Iraq has the potential to become a model of integration of different Muslim sects, religions and ethnicities, writes Susan E. Reed.
The fear of another attack is something that has become embedded in our collective consciousness, writes Justin Sinclair, whether we realize it or not.
Aleppo’s fall doesn’t mean that Syria’s civil war is over.
In a post-truth world, feelings are fact, writes Tim Snyder.
Can the U.S. prune our bloated military spending and still protect against serious threats?
After 9/11, two years and 23 suicide attacks in Israel left author Alison Murphy inured to the frequency of terror strikes. Now she wonders, can she get unused to them?
Donald Trump's foreign policy speech last week was more coherent than his earlier pronouncements on the topic, writes William Keylor. But other parts of the address were replete with exaggerations and misstatements.
As the nominee’s speech made clear, the Republicans have become a party of terror, not of ideas.
His former ghostwriter describes Trump as a man constitutionally incapable of logic, moral reasoning or self-reflection.
Too often, the press provides the inspiration for mass murder simply by delivering the news.
I am saturated. I am traumatized. I can’t watch anymore. At least not for a while. And I still care.
One day we look back on this time and measure our government’s response to the chaos.
An activist and Black Lives Matter supporter wonders why she’s afraid to watch viral videos of these episodes. A special, off-cycle edition of Heavy Meddle.
John Winters, an arch-liberal, says the sit-in over a gun control vote was a bust, and for good reason.
MIT's international security expert Jim Walsh says Americans' views on terrorism are a plate of scrambled eggs consisting mostly of fear and fiction. Herein, a corrective.
Orlando is America. It's time to write ourselves a new script.
Following the shootings, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee went on a self-congratulatory rant on Twitter. “I called it,” he wrote.