Bashar al-Assad Is Waging Biological War—By Neglect
By deliberately destroying and degrading public health infrastructure, the Syrian regime is reviving long-eradicated diseases and killing civilians.
Trump Didn’t Prepare Much for His Meeting With Kim. Will That Matter?
The best improvisation requires prep work.
German TV Is Sanitizing History
A new wave of historical dramas is telling the wrong stories about the country’s past.
The Quantum Gap with China
China has ramped up its investment in developing quantum technologies, but few understand the impacts of losing this modern-day space race.
The beginning of ‘Band of Brothers’ as a primer on good military leadership
Band of Brothers is a miniseries about the exploits of the soldiers of E Company, 2/506 PIR (Parachute Infantry Regiment) from their initial training until the end of World War II in Europe.
An Auspicious Anniversary for the Marshall Plan
Seventy years after George Marshall’s famous speech built the modern foundation of the transatlantic alliance, Donald Trump seems determined to tear it apart.
1940: Middle-class pilots saved England, and what that meant for British politics
This is an excerpt from my new book, 'Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom.'
In Pictures: Russia Shows Off Military Might in Massive WWII Victory Parade
Including a new Arctic air defense system.
Trump’s Pox Americana
The new president has sounded an unprecedented retreat for the United States from its role as a world leader.
Reading in the Dark
In the age of Trump, literature can sustain those searching for the courage to resist the politics of division.
Wait a minute, it wasn’t ‘Time’ magazine that invented the term ‘blitzkrieg’?
I’d been taught that “blitzkrieg” was a pseudo-German term invented by the Anglo-American press to describe the emerging Nazi way of war.
How a Meeting with the Dalai Lama Lost This Holocaust Survivor a Czech State Award
His nephew, a government minister, says the award was rescinded after a meeting with the Dalai Lama.
In A Year of Terrible Referendums, We Invite You to Vote on the World’s Very Worst
Now it's your turn to cast a ballot!
Once Upon a Time, Another Tycoon Stole the GOP
But unlike Donald Trump, Wendell Willkie was a powerful proponent of internationalism and America’s role as a global steward.
A World War II Marine looks back and wonders: Where’s the America of sharing?
Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on February 12, 2016.
Dipping into Gen. Marshall’s final papers: A decent man, not always treated decently
The mailboat the other day brought Volume 7 of the papers of Gen. George C. Marshall.
The Historian Whitewashing Ukraine’s Past
Volodymyr Viatrovych is erasing the country’s racist and bloody history — stripping pogroms and ethnic cleansing from the official archives.