Wounded veterans face a long road to recovery.
How the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan first silenced our soldiers and then defeated them.
Don’t think for a second that Washington’s ineffectiveness stops with the ongoing Syrian fiasco.
The coming era of tiny wars and micro-conflicts.
Why refusing to attack Syria matters.
If Congress approves a strike on Syria, it could come at great political cost.
The future of U.S. security depends on freeing Bradley Manning, not punishing him.
How many years will it be?
A new book from Jeremy Scahill, America’s blowback reporter.
On almost getting PTSD in Iraq.
What you don’t know can hurt you.
Iraq, ten years later.
Why the invasion of Iraq was the single worst foreign policy decision in American history.
Washington’s dilemma on a ‘lost’ planet.
Two women bridge the military-civilian gap to talk about machine guns and womanliness, dealing with trauma, and breaking old rules.
The United States is in the midst of a tremendous building spree, but it isn’t happening in America.
The Baghdad International Film Festival is part of a larger effort to bring the arts back to Iraq’s once-flourishing capital.
During the next two presidential debates, some important foreign policy questions won’t be asked.
Despite years of talk about American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the number of military bases there has steadily expanded.
Back from Iraq, a veteran meditates on the past, present, and future of American warfare, and the small creek in Virginia where they all flow together.
How an American disaster paved the way for Big Oil’s rise—and possible fall—in Iraq.
A guide to disaster at home and abroad.
As Islamists across the Arab World continue to enshrine sharî’a concepts in their constitutions, noted academic Tariq Ramadan asks, are other alternatives available?
Civilian soldiers, drones, and cyber attacks are just a few elements of the Obama formula for contemporary war.
With foreign companies amassing higher stakes and a greater presence in the Iraqi oil business, Greg Muttitt traces the rise of Production Sharing
Agreements (PSAs) and its effects on Iraqi sovereignty.
Imagining the war before the war.
The author of Day of Honey discusses ancient Iraqi cooking, the Middle East’s dependence on imported wheat, and the link between bread and civilian uprisings.
|The inaugural episode of Guernica editor-at-large Mark Dowie’s interview series features sociologist Todd Gitlin, who argues that the relationship between America and Israel is steeped in the belief that both nations were “chosen” by God.|
Journalist Joshua Phillips on the left media’s standard torture story, untrained soldiers making it up as they go, and becoming a suicide hotline.
Why fight wars our president doesn’t believe in and we can’t pay for? asks retired colonel and military historian Andrew Bacevich.
The historian and departing Newsweek editor on how he (like Remnick and Keller) caught war fever after 9/11, the obsession with being a man, and how his dad glowed in Navy whites.
Chomsky discusses the unpeople in Iraq, the U.S., and Latin America, clever uses of the internet and international solidarity, and the conversion of a liberal dove to a principled anti-warrior.
The gender-theorist-turned-philosopher-of-nonviolence discusses the choices that make people expendable, the violent foundation of nonviolent activism, and the role grief can play in setting a new course.
Is this a fair use of freedom of speech? Or just obnoxious? Is Donald a war criminal?
What can a California geographer possibly teach us about the American troop surge and ethnic cleansing in Iraq?
Iraq was not the first time, just the first time we all watched it happen
“I don’t fuck much with the past, but I fuck plenty with the future”—Patti Smith
Then you march, which means that you promenade toward the capitol, then around its back, ending up where you’d started in the first place.
Much of that Presidential power comes from proper use of words: “We have nothing to fear but ____ (finish the sentence).” “The buck stops ____” “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this ___.”
The former deputy assistant attorney general on his new book, the Geneva Conventions and the legal case for torture
“Historians hate to make predictions.”