Home Away From Home

Attachai Anantameak leads us down a narrow alley and up a flight of stairs into an apartment that serves as a safe house in a ...


Four Huge Immigration Problems Obama Likely Won’t Fix Tonight

President Barack Obama goes before the nation on Thursday night to lay out the executive orders he's issuing to bypass Congress and massively overhaul the ...


A Peaceful Kurdish Capital Gets a Brutal Wake-Up Call

ERBIL, Iraq — The call came in the middle of an interview. "There's been a bombing," Zhyar, my Kurdish assistant, told me. "Right in the center ...


Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, November 17, 2014

To catch Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Larry Jagan explains why paralysis at the top of Burma's government is ...


The Free Market Did Not Bring Down the Berlin Wall

On Nov. 9, 1989, Gunter Schabowski, an East German regime spokesperson, fumbled through a press conference and changed history. Although Schabowski was a member of ...

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Pentagon Request Shows Scant Science Supports White House’s Ebola Assurances

The Defense Department is seeking research that shows federal public-health officials and the broader medical community have a limited understanding of the Ebola virus, despite ...

Best Defense

Do Iraq and Syria no longer exist? (6): They still exist, but they are dying slowly

Laurence Pope, retired American diplomat:  "Both regimes still control their capitals, if not much territory...They are disintegrating, and we have nothing to replace them with, ...

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Do Iraq and Syria no longer exist, and if so? (7): They never made sense anyway

Retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, former commander of U.S. Central Command: "It is all based on Sykes-Picot, so why should it be sacred? It didn't ...

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Do Iraq and Syria no longer exist, and if so? (5): Yes — and that’s a big reason why their militaries simply won’t be effective

Paul Eaton, a retired Army major general who oversaw the training the Iraqi military from 2003 to 2004: "Creating a soldier from an 18-year-old civilian ...


Don’t Blame CNN for the Ebola Panic

No wonder we're scared of Ebola. The current outbreak could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation," warns Oxfam. World Bank head Jim Yong ...

Obama’s Cuba Deal Could be a Home Run for Major League Baseball

Obama’s Cuba Deal Could be a Home Run for Major League Baseball

A Desperate Act by Pakistan’s Taliban

A Desperate Act by Pakistan’s Taliban

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