Article Archive

Why Did Turkey Attack a Russian Plane?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan may want to derail the an alliance against ISIS—and thus weaken the Assad regime.

November 24, 2015

How to Counter Violent Extremism

Heavy-handed tactics don’t stop terrorism. Good policing and public trials do.

November 16, 2015

The Pentagon’s Unholy Alliance with Missionaries

The reckless use of a charity to sneak spy equipment into North Korea will endanger Christians across the world.

November 3, 2015

Mainstreaming Assassination

Endorsing a program of targeted killing opens the door for perilous reciprocation.

October 30, 2015

Did Foreign Governments Blackmail Denny Hastert?

Alleged misconduct by the House speaker was well known to the FBI—and to Turkey and Israel.

October 20, 2015

The Republican Revival of Romney’s Foreign Policy

The Hay Initiative encourages GOP candidates to sing from Mitt’s old hymnal.

October 6, 2015

The CIA’s Torture Defenders

An all-star cast teams up to spin their enhanced interrogation regime.

September 23, 2015

A Refugee Crisis Made in America

Will the U.S. accept responsibility for the humanitarian consequences of Washington-manufactured wars?

September 9, 2015

How Turkey Plays the War on Terror

America’s reluctant ally finally offers token assistance against ISIS only as cover for a campaign against the Kurds.

August 25, 2015

Why We Spy on the Japanese

NSA surveillance often occurs because the resources are in place, and have to be used for something.

August 20, 2015

Cashing in on Counter-Terrorism

Government-friendly inexpert witnesses help grease the wheels for an unaccountable war on terror.

August 11, 2015

Deep State America

Democracy is often subverted by special interests operating behind the scenes.

July 30, 2015

Revenge of the Anti-Terror State

Once-defeated domestic anti-terrorism legislation is being quietly revived in Congress this week.

July 14, 2015

The True Cost of the War on Terror

Though the global body count is obscured, America’s destabilizing actions may have claimed more lives than nonstate terrorists.

July 2, 2015

Obama Won’t Demilitarize Police

White House claims of de-escalation are merely misdirection.

June 23, 2015

Israel Battles the Boycotts

The BDS movement is now drawing official opposition from Tel Aviv and its American allies.

June 18, 2015

The Presidential Library Trap

Major universities and taxpayer-maintained repositories are too often coopted by political legacy-shaping.

June 2, 2015

How Was Bin Laden Killed?

Seymour Hersh’s sources tell a more believable story than the self-serving official White House narrative.

May 20, 2015

Obama’s Unaccountable Drone War

The United States’s targeted killing program has neither the controls nor the justifications the president promises.

May 7, 2015

The Pope Rebukes Turkey—and Should Challenge America and Israel

The pontiff recognizes the Armenian genocide of a century ago, but can he do more about today’s wars and injustices?

April 21, 2015