opinion

President Obamas Failed Africa Policy

As my toddler son fidgets with his lifejacket in my lap, I get this feeling of unease. I am sitting ...
features

Reports of Assad’s (Pending) Demise May be Greatly Exaggerated

The end is near in Syria – that is the optimistic headline emerging from Western news sources like the Guardian and Washington Post, ...
opinion

Tsar of Tsars

Remarkable that over a half century after the fall of Nazism and the worst of Soviet oppression and Maoism, we ...
opinion

Can A ‘Freeze’ Work in Syria?

What’s the difference between a “freeze” and a “ceasefire”? Some might say it’s just semantics, but UN negotiators in Syria ...
opinion

Fool Me Twice, Shame on Minsk

What is our red line in Ukraine? I can’t seem to find any mention of one in any of the ...
opinion

Fool Me Twice, Shame on Minsk

What is our red line in Ukraine? I can’t seem to find any mention of one in any of the ...
features

Why Terrorists Do Not Need Territory

Micah Zenko and Amelia Mae Wolf of the Council on Foreign Relations have a smart piece in Foreign Policy. They dispel the conventional ...
opinion

The Case for Coalitions of the Unwilling

For months, it was believed that the patchwork of 40-plus countries recruited in the fight against ISIS looked weak and ...
opinion

The Case for Arming Rebels

It was reported that a CIA commission found that arming rebels in civil wars is ineffective. That might not strike many who remember ...
opinion

On Food, Wine, and War

When I was a reporter in post-conflict zones like Georgia, Sri Lanka, and Lebanon, I used to wonder: Does good ...