How the United States Learned to Love Human Rights
The United States’ human rights story started less than 50 years ago with the extraordinary efforts of one president—and could end this November with the re-election of another.
Blast From the Past
Forty years ago, a U.S. satellite detected the telltale signs of a nuclear explosion. An analysis of the evidence today points to a clandestine nuclear test, a Carter administration cover-up, and only one country that was willing and able to carry it out: Israel.
Did Camp David Doom the Palestinians?
A new diplomatic history argues that the United States, Egypt, and Israel prevented a Palestinian state from emerging. But leaders such as Yasser Arafat bear much of the blame.
Thank You, Jimmy Carter
Restoring the reputation of America’s most underrated foreign-policy president.
The American Government’s Secret Plan for Surviving the End of the World
Newly declassified CIA files offer a glimpse of the playbook the Trump administration will reach for if it stumbles into a nuclear war.
Was This Obama’s ‘Crisis of Confidence’ Moment?
How the president's Oval Office speech was reminiscent of Jimmy Carter's famous flub.
The Seven Ages of Presidents
From the “mewling and puking” of Trump, to Obama in his prime, to the transcendent clarity of Carter.
Iran Still Weighing on Carter as He Grapples With Brain Cancer
The former president says he would have been reelected if a botched 1980 hostage rescue mission had succeeded and took a gentle swipe at the Obama administration.