10 Conflicts to Watch in 2016

From Syria to the South China Sea, the conflicts and crises the world will face in the coming year.


The Best Worst Quotes of 2015

The top 20 bloviations, lies, and just plain dumb lines from U.S. government officials and politicians this year.


León: The Professional

Meet the man behind Libya’s peace deal. But did he become entangled in the same networks of money and power that have plagued this war-torn country?

Best Defense

Whiskey-5 Hotel: The 6 biggest points of bullshit being peddled about Benghazi

Best of Best Defense: Number 25 in our list of the most viewed posts of 2015. This post ran originally on October 22.


The Billion-Dollar Caliphate

The Islamic State has gotten rich from extortion, heists, and smuggling. But how long can the extremist group continue to bankroll jihad?

The Cable

Hillary Clinton Secures a Rare Email Win

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton scored a legal victory Friday in connection with her use of private email while serving as secretary of state, with ...


The Battle for Libya’s Only Resource

Libya’s oil could help knit the country back together — or tear it apart for good.


When Reagan Explained the Murder of Americans With an Analogy to Kitchen Repairs

Watching Hillary Clinton’s grueling Benghazi testimony, it’s amazing how far the United States has come in facing — and fearing — threats to national security from the Middle East.

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