America Is Committing War Crimes and Doesn’t Even Know Why
The United States has spent far more time obscuring its role in the Saudi-led war in Yemen than in explaining any rationale for it.
Will Congo Go to the Polls—Or Go to War?
The government claims the country is having an election. Fighters in the East are preparing for battle.
The Syrian War Is Over, and America Lost
Bashar al-Assad won. It’s worth thinking about why the United States didn’t.
Robert Mueller Is Fighting a War
The special prosecutor's latest indictments prove he's waging more than just a legal battle.
Les Monstres Among Us
Two French best-sellers draw warnings for the present from the stories of Hitler’s henchmen.
Books in Brief: The Latest Reads on the Financial Crisis, the Rwandan Genocide, and What It Means to Be a Nation
Also: Works on India’s rise, the history of U.S. trade politics, and social media’s role in modern conflicts.
Pride and Prejudice in Tehran
To understand Iran’s foreign policy, you need to learn a little Farsi.
It Still Doesn’t Get Worse Than Afghanistan
From alienating allies to starting trade wars, Trump has made plenty of foreign-policy errors. But his biggest blunder is the one Obama handed him.
In Bosnia, Forgetting Could Mean a Brighter Future
The debate over whether to build an official memorial to Sarajevo's Romeo and Juliet, murdered in 1993, exposes the pain and peril of dwelling on the past.
America’s Credibility Is on the Line in Syria
Trump must stick to his word and tell Russia to stop violating a critical cease-fire.
Mattis’s Last Stand Is Iran
As the U.S. defense secretary drifts further from President Donald Trump’s inner circle, his mission gets clearer: preventing war with Tehran.
Is Trump’s America the Safest Country in the World?
The world is less dangerous than it was a year ago — but the long-term trends, if you're not American, have gotten cloudier.
The Twisted Timeline of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un
How "Little Rocket Man" and the "deranged dotard" trod a path from insults to handshakes.
Conflict in Abyei Could Reignite South Sudan’s Civil War
If the U.N. withdraws peacekeepers from a long-contested oil-rich enclave, it's likely to spark further fighting in an already unstable region.
Back From the Dead: the Bizarre Story of Journalist Arkady Babchenko
By faking a journalist’s death and blaming it on Russia, Ukraine is fighting fire with fire — and setting its own house ablaze.
Drones Don’t Wear Uniforms. They Should.
Israel’s use of consumer drones against protesters heralds a dangerous, lawless age of conflict.
Beijing’s Threats Against Taiwan Are Deadly Serious
China's leaders are giving up on political hopes of reunification — and considering military options.
The Israelis Who Prevented a War With Iran
Netanyahu came close to ordering airstrikes in 2010 — but was thwarted by his own security chiefs.