War

Soldiers return home from Afghanistan

Biden Faces His First Disasters in Yemen and Afghanistan

Unless it changes tack, the administration is about to make bad situations even worse.

A U.S. soldier fires a rocket-propelled grenade during a firefight with insurgents in the Pech Valley, Afghanistan, on June 22, 2012.

A Masterful Account of America’s Doomed Afghanistan Mission

Wesley Morgan’s “The Hardest Place” is embedded reporting at its finest.

The French philosopher and writer Bernard-Henri Lévy in Paris on Nov. 24, 1986.

It’s Time to Take Bernard-Henri Lévy Seriously

A close reading of the philosophical career, and influence, of France’s most ridiculed public intellectual.

Protesters hold homemade weapons during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon's Tamwe township in Myanmar on April 3.

Myanmar Is on the Precipice of Civil War

Existing conflicts with ethnic groups add fuel to the fire.

A view of a damaged school building due to bombardment by pro-government forces in Kansafra, in Syria's Idlib province, on March 3.

10 Years On, Syrians Have Not Given Up

A survivor of regime atrocities explains why the international community must act.

Refugees walk with their goats in floodwaters at the Dadaab refugee complex, in the northeast of Kenya, on April 17, 2018.

The West’s Obsession With ‘Good Refugees’ Is Bad Policy

Wealthy countries love to celebrate immigrant success stories, but they are letting many potentially productive citizens fall through the cracks.

Women wait to receive wheat in Kabul.

Women Cut Out of the Afghan Peace Process

Two decades of progress are threatened by the Taliban return—and a hasty U.S. exit.

A Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone flies at Gecitkale military airbase near Famagusta in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on December 16, 2019.

The U.S. Army Goes to School on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Off-the-shelf air power changes the battlefield of the future.

A Yemeni child with acute malnutrition.

Doctors on the Front Lines of the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis 

Director Skye Fitzgerald’s Oscar-nominated documentary “Hunger Ward” chronicles Yemeni health care workers as they wrestle with famine and violence.

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What Ethiopia Can Learn From Japan

Abiy Ahmed must return to his concept of “medemer” and reject the notion of politics as a zero-sum game.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attends the Arab Summit.

Nobody Knows Why Syria Matters

Why is the United States still struggling to figure out what to do about the Assad regime?

Journalists and locals gather next to the rubble of buildings in Tripoli, Libya.

NATO Killed Civilians in Libya. It’s Time to Admit It.

The alliance bombing campaign had a devastating toll—but, a decade after the war, leaders have still not taken responsibility.

A television screen in the control room of ITV broadcasts a live address by then-U.S. President George W. Bush announcing the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in London on Dec. 14, 2003.

Repeal the President’s Iraq War Powers

It’s been 18 years since the invasion, after all.

A mass demonstration in support of the Syrian opposition marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Syrian civil war in Idlib, Syria, on March 15.

Ten Years on, Will There Ever Be Justice for Syria?

As the war drags on, there are small glimmers of hope for those seeking reconciliation.

A rocket attack left damage in Erbil.

Blame Iran for Rocket Attacks in Iraq

Tehran is directly responsible for the violence carried out by its proxies and must be held accountable.

ghani saleh afghan doha talks

There’s No Shortcut to Peace in Afghanistan

Washington’s latest idea of a transitional government would be worse than the dysfunctional status quo.

U.S. Army soldiers look for enemy rocket positions in Afghanistan.

Biden Team Engaged in ‘Rigorous’ Debate Over Ending Forever War

With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, the president wants to declare success. But military and CIA careerists are said to be resisting.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden walk to Marine One.

How Biden Benefits From Limiting His Own War Powers

Reforming the Authorization for Use of Military Force isn’t as altruistic as it seems.