The Hiroshima Effect
Seventy-five years after the first nuclear bomb fell, we are grateful it hasn’t happened again, mystified it didn’t, and terrified it still might.
How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Silencing Dissent and Sparking Repression
A look at how protests, political violence, and conflict have played out during the pandemic.
Guilt by Location
Around the world, security forces use forced displacement as a means of sorting populations. To fix the global displacement crisis, it’s critical to understand how and why they do it.
The Midwives on the Front Lines
Despite rising violence, some of Afghanistan’s most vital workers are fighting stigma to deliver health care to the country’s mothers.
Will the Coronavirus Fuel Conflict?
Projections based on economic and development data show an increased risk of internal violence in fragile states driven by rising prices and falling incomes.
Why a Trade War With China Is a Bad Idea for India
New Delhi risks responding to a deadly border skirmish by making its economy more insular. Few things would benefit Beijing more.
The Galwan Killings Are the Nail in the Coffin for China and India’s Relationship
India was already uneasy with China. Now it’s furious.
The Bloody China-India Border Fight Is a Lot Like the Last One
In 1967, a fierce clash over an unstable frontier killed hundreds.
Child Soldiers Are Helping End a Forever War
Children are at the center of the Central African Republic’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic—and to break the country’s cycles of violence.
Want to Avoid U.S.-Russian Conflict? Keep the Lines Open
Trump’s withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty hurts the United States most.
Peru’s Civil War Left It Vulnerable to the Pandemic
The country should address the worsening coronavirus crisis with policies that will also repair long-standing inequality.
Ukraine, Not Russia, Will Sue for Peace as Pandemic Pressure Rises
Hopes that a pandemic-weakened Russia will want to end the war in Ukraine will be disappointed.
Will a Global Depression Trigger Another World War?
The coronavirus pandemic has already devastated the international economy. Its military fallout remains to be seen.
This Is What a War Economy Would Actually Look Like
Leaders in the United States and Europe insist they’re at war with the coronavirus. Here’s what they would do if they meant it.
‘We Are Used to a Virus Called Bombs’
The coronavirus will ravage a resilient Somalia—with ripples far beyond its borders.
We Remember World War II Wrong
In the middle of the biggest international crisis ever since, it’s time to admit what the war was—and wasn’t.
It’s Syrian vs. Syrian in Libya
Turkey and Russia are using desperate mercenaries from the last war to fight in the next one.
Hard Times Don’t Make Strong Soldiers
Western strategists keep falling for myths of invincible barbarians.
Afghans Choose Between Sickness and Starvation
Living marginal lives even before the pandemic, many in this war-ruined land have no choice but to defy the lockdown and turn to begging.