Shahbaz Taseer: “How Could I Live Anywhere Else?”September 2016
Farhad Mirza interviews Shahbaz Taseer about his experience as a captive between two battlefronts, and how his faith gave him the hope he needed to survive.
Anita Khan: Behind the Hostage Detention of Bangladeshi Tahmid Hasib KhanAugust 2016
Even as Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka gets back to normalcy after a deadly siege a month ago, Bangladesh wrestles with the rising specter of extremism.
Sebastian Rotella: ISIS via WhatsAppJuly 2016
A trove of communications from ISIS plots and activity in Europe reveals a mix of direct control and improvisation and shows the crucial importance of encrypted messaging tools. “Detonate your belt in the crowds,” one message declared.
Raad Rahman: Psychotic Breaks Have Become a Race PrivilegeJune 2016
The consequences of undermining mental health needs for the ‘war on terror.’
William J. Astore: What’s the Meaning of Failure?April 2016
A Dictionary of Euphemisms for Imperial Decline.
Nicholas Miriello: War In The Time of SelfiesMarch 2016
The crudely staged terror-porn of Abu Ghraib has evolved into the highly stylized and sun-kissed wartime selfie
Lisa De Bode: A Reporter’s Notebook from MolenbeekMarch 2016
In the fight against extremism of all stripes, Europe has failed to transcend its capitalist roots and embrace diversity.
Ira Chernus: America’s New Vietnam in the Middle EastFebruary 2016
A Civil War story about the Islamic State might spark a peace movement.
Rattanamol Singh: LootedJanuary 2016
How global theft fuels trafficking, unrest & cultural control
Tom Engelhardt: Why the Islamic State Is the Minor Leagues of TerrorJanuary 2016
It’s time to panic!
Omar Robert Hamilton: Welcome to LesvosNovember 2015
Two weeks as a volunteer at a refugee camp in Greece.
Will I Die a Muslim?November 2015
The repercussions of being Muslim after the Paris Attacks
Jo Comerford and Mattea Kramer: Putting Out the Syrian FireOctober 2015
Can diplomacy do what war couldn't?
Jonathan Guyer: The Dangerous Lives of CartoonistsJanuary 2015
Cartoonists across the Middle East denounced the Charlie Hebdo murders with work that reflects their own daily struggle against censorship and intimidation.
Tom Engelhardt: What if it Weren’t Us?December 2014
Russians invade Afghanistan (again!), Chinese fight Iraq War (again!).
Andrew J. Bacevich: Malarkey on the PotomacNovember 2014
Five bedrock Washington assumptions that are hot air.
Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Right?November 2014
Four months into Iraq War 3.0, the cracks are showing—on the battlefield and at the Pentagon.
Tom Engelhardt: The Pressure to EscalateNovember 2014
The two horsemen of the American apocalypse.
Stephen Darcy Collins: In KobaniOctober 2014
ISIS and the sadistic theater of learned helplessness.
Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?October 2014
Seven worst-case scenarios in the battle with the Islamic State.
William J. Astore: Investing in Junk ArmiesOctober 2014
Why American efforts to create foreign armies fail.
Michael Klare: Obama’s New Oil WarsOctober 2014
Washington wields the oil weapon.
Tom Engelhardt: ISIS in WashingtonOctober 2014
America’s soundtrack of hysteria.
Tom Engelhardt: Failure Is SuccessOctober 2014
How American intelligence works in the 21st century.
Peter van Buren: Apocalypse Now, Iraq EditionSeptember 2014
Fighting in Iraq until hell freezes over.
Avi Asher-Schapiro: Obama’s Elephant GunSeptember 2014
Is the US attacking ISIS to avoid looking the fool?
Tom Engelhardt: Power DrainSeptember 2014
The mystery of the 21st century in a helter-skelter world.
Tom Engelhardt: How America Made ISISSeptember 2014
Their videos and ours, their “caliphate” and ours.
Patrick Cockburn: Why Washington’s War on Terror FailedAugust 2014
The underrated Saudi connection.
Dahr Jamail: A Nation on the BrinkJuly 2014
How America's policies sealed Iraq's fate.
Michael Schwartz: It’s the Oil, Stupid!June 2014
Insurgency and war on a sea of oil.