Mirror from DamascusSeptember 2016
In a war that remains unfinished, two Syrian-British writers acknowledge and affirm those whose stories and lives may be lost in its course.
Tom Engelhardt: Where did the American Century go?July 2016
Life on an increasingly improbable planet.
Andrew J. Bacevich: Writing a Blank Check on War for the PresidentApril 2016
How the United States Became a Prisoner of War and Congress Went MIA.
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
Mattea Kramer: Killing Someone Else’s BelovedMarch 2016
Promoting the American Way of War in Campaign 2016.
Linell Ajello: More and More War StoriesFebruary 2016
Daily life at war isn’t what we’re led to believe.
Frida Berrigan: Kids’ Questions on a Lockdown PlanetJanuary 2016
Through a child's litany of whys
Children of WarDecember 2015
Boundaries of Nations: The author and activist on growing up under siege in Sarajevo and chronicling the childhood memories of other survivors.
Waving, Not DrowningAugust 2015
The New Yorker writer on the politics of surfing, reporting from war zones, and the “weird genre” of memoir.
The War of ForgettingMay 2015
Inspired by Eduardo Galeano, the discovery that all wars—personal, territorial, political—have afterlives in our grief and memory.
My Dreams Would Seem So CloseMarch 2015
“They’re back!” we hissed over our kitchen fences. “Someone’s got to stop them! Something must be done!”
Syria in its Own ImageFebruary 2015
The documentarian and journalist on the nation’s portrayal in the global media, the power of emergency cinema, and the role of the intellectual in revolution.
Samantha Tucker: Kitchen RemodelJanuary 2015
One mother repaints her walls the color of grief.
Tom Engelhardt: The Senate Drone Report of 2019December 2014
The national security state "works," even if nothing it does works.
Adam Hochschild: Why No One Remembers the PeacemakersDecember 2014
How we celebrate war over and over and peace once.
Seven Micro-Stories on War (and Only One on Love)November 2014
We reported on the two-way radio that the only nut alive asked to surrender.
Richard Flanagan: More Corpses Than WordsOctober 2014
The author of Booker-shortlisted novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North talks with Dwyer Murphy about the Death Railway, family history, and the trouble with empathy.
Shazia Yousuf: The Hidden DamageOctober 2014
In the 1990s, as Kashmiri men fighting Indian occupation were tortured and killed, Kashmiri women silently suffered through a different kind of war.
Richard Falk: After ‘Protective Edge’September 2014
What is the future for Palestine and Israel?
William J. Astore: The American Cult of BombingAugust 2014
Why you should expect more bombs to be dropped everywhere.
I Said InfantryAugust 2014
An Army sergeant reflects on his service in Iraq and how his family’s history with PTSD led him to sign up in the first place.
Atef Abu Saif: We’re OK in GazaAugust 2014
Dispatch from Gaza: What is there to do but push back with a bit of stubborn strength, scratch at the thing with your bare fingernails, while your veins still have blood in them?
Mona Abu Sharekh: Without WordsAugust 2014
Dispatch from Gaza: A diary entry describes one hour of a sleepless night during the fighting.
Noam Chomsky: How Many Minutes to Midnight?August 2014
On the nuclear weapons era, or the true end of the beginning.
Richard Falk: Poetry and WarAugust 2014
What is the poetic response to war?
Tom Engelhardt: Who Won Iraq?June 2014
Lost dreams, lost armies, jihadi states, and the arc of instability.
Ramiro G. Hinojosa: Lessons from an Unremarkable WarJune 2014
World War II is not a war we have to live up to. It’s a war we have to learn from.
Helen Benedict: The Moral Confusion of Post-War AmericaMay 2014
At a Manhattan bookstore, Iraqi author Hassan Blasim’s reading touches off a discussion of more than just literature.
Fathers of RevolutionMay 2014
How much more must Syrians pay for their uprising against the Assad government?
Karen J. Greenberg: The Road From Abu GhraibApril 2014
A torture story without a hero or an ending.
Ann Jones: Star-Spangled BaggageApril 2014
How America’s wars came home with the troops.
Megan McCloskey: Pentagon Overhauls Effort to Identify Its MissingApril 2014
Pentagon mission that solves few MIA cases each year will make reforms.
Shooting FilmApril 2014
In Not Afraid of Film Anymore, Czech artist Tomáš Svoboda examines how we have become calm observers of modern horror.
Richard Falk: Debating Syria and UkraineMarch 2014
Over-reliance on ideology could prevent addressing human tragedies in Syria and Ukraine.
Teow Lim Goh: SplitMarch 2014
Despite all the efforts to whitewash the dangers of nuclear power, we still remember its catastrophic potential.
Tom Engelhardt: A New World OrderMarch 2014
What happened to war and the imperial drive to organize the planet?
Sung J. Woo: 1950February 2014
What kind of a war was this, anyway? All we did was move from our house to a stranger’s house, then one after another.
Sebastian Rotella: Dos Erres Commander SentencedFebruary 2014
A conviction in the case of the Dos Erres massacre.
Nick Turse: The Special Ops SurgeJanuary 2014
Elite U.S. forces are deployed in 134 countries. We know little about their missions.
Ann Jones: America’s Child SoldiersDecember 2013
How the United States recruits child soldiers.
Beverly Gologorsky: In the Shadow of WarDecember 2013
The absence of war in contemporary American literature isn't about politics or violence; it's about class.
Ann Jones: War WoundsNovember 2013
Wounded veterans face a long road to recovery.
Ann Jones: The Losers From Our Lost WarsNovember 2013
How the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan first silenced our soldiers and then defeated them.
Tara Isabella Burton: Lingering Scars in Mostar, Bosnia & HerzegovinaNovember 2013
In a deserted sniper’s lair, reminders that some wounds are very slow to heal.
Jeremy Scahill: Perpetual WarOctober 2013
The question all Americans must ask themselves lingers painfully: How does a war like this ever end?
William Astore: The Business of America is WarOctober 2013
When it comes to war, we are all customers and consumers.
Enduring ExileOctober 2013
A family’s journey from Armenia to Syria and back again.
Tom Engelhardt: Teenagers in SpaceAugust 2013
Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Rambo, Red Dawn, and how a tale of American triumphalism was returned to the child’s world.
Tom Engelhardt: The Secret History of G.I. JoeAugust 2013
Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader, and warmaking in children’s culture.
A Hoopoe’s Unguiding NarrativeAugust 2013
An Iranian writer finds meaning and meaninglessness in the fact of her Jewish roots.
My Uncle’s ParadiseJuly 2013
A Libyan-American returns to make sense of the country after Gadhafi’s fall.
Waging PeaceJune 2013
The West Point grad turned anti-violence advocate on the havoc of trauma, the false security of war, and training peace activists to be more like soldiers.
David Vine: Where Has All the Money Gone?May 2013
Contractors have raked in $385 billion to build and maintain military bases overseas. How much of the total is fraud?
Nick Turse: Nuclear Terror in the Middle EastMay 2013
Lethality beyond the pale.
Sebastian Rotella: How Hezbollah Trained an Operative to Spy on Israeli TouristsApril 2013
Hezbollah's recent activity casts doubt on its relationship with Europe.
Tom Engelhardt: The Enemy-Industrial ComplexApril 2013
How to turn a world lacking in enemies into the most threatening place in the universe.
Jon Lee Anderson: In the Field, In Over Your HeadApril 2013
The veteran war reporter’s advice to young journalists on safety, story, five-sense reporting, and the uses of rumor.
Tom Engelhardt: American Anniversaries from HellMarch 2013
What you don’t know can hurt you.
William J. Astore: Drone Warfare is Neither Cheap, Nor Surgical, Nor DecisiveMarch 2013
The ever-destructive dreams of air power enthusiasts.
Ann Jones: Men Who Kick Down DoorsMarch 2013
Tyrants at home and abroad.
Nick Turse: Who Did You Rape in the War, Daddy?March 2013
A question for veterans that needs answering.
Cora Currier: The Drone War Doctrine We Still Know Nothing AboutFebruary 2013
Most drone strikes are directed at unidentified targets—not U.S. citizens or known Al Qaeda leaders—with murky justification.
Cora Currier: Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on TerrorFebruary 2013
What constitutes 'necessary and appropriate force'?
Ann Jones: Counting Down to 2014 in AfghanistanJanuary 2013
Three lousy options: pick one.
Anything That MovesJanuary 2013
Recently unearthed documents and testimony reveal that the U.S.’s war crimes in Vietnam were far more widespread—and egregious—than previously known.
Justice DelayedJanuary 2013
As the disappeared from the Kurdish-Turkish conflict are unearthed from unmarked graves, will the government help deliver justice?
Nick Turse: “So Many People Died”January 2013
The American system of suffering, 1965-2014.
Elisa Wouk Almino: Animating and Dismantling the Monuments of WarJanuary 2013
Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection
Alfred W. McCoy: Beyond Bayonets and BattleshipsNovember 2012
Technology is reshaping the face of U.S. military power, but is it for the best?
Jeremiah Goulka: The Dogs of War Are BarkingNovember 2012
Would a President Mitt Romney be primed for military action in Iran?
Richard Falk: Persisting Syrian DilemmasOctober 2012
Hope, wisdom, law, ethics, and spirituality in relation to killing and dying in Syria.
Noam Chomsky: The Week the World Stood StillOctober 2012
The Cuban Missile Crisis and ownership of the world.
Tom Engelhardt: Monopolizing War?September 2012
War has become a sort of American monopoly--but the American people don't seem to know, or care.
Nick Turse: Afghanistan’s Base BonanzaSeptember 2012
Despite years of talk about American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the number of military bases there has steadily expanded.
Tom Engelhardt: The Best Laid PlansAugust 2012
How quickly will the U.S. leave Afghanistan?
Greg Muttitt: Mission Accomplished for Big Oil?August 2012
How an American disaster paved the way for Big Oil's rise—and possible fall—in Iraq.
Peter van Buren: How Not to Reconstruct Iraq, Afghanistan, or AmericaAugust 2012
A guide to disaster at home and abroad.
Tom Engelhardt: Mission Failure: AfghanistanAugust 2012
A message written in blood that no one wants to hear.
Nick Turse: Obama’s Scramble for AfricaJuly 2012
Secret wars, secret bases, and the Pentagon’s “new spice route” in Africa.
Nan Levinson: Mad, Bad, SadJune 2012
Could one key to helping our military veterans be providing assistance for moral injuries?
The Hubris and Despair of War JournalismJune 2012
What Martha Gellhorn teaches us about the morality of contemporary war reportage
Andrew J. Bacevich: UnleashedMay 2012
Globalizing the global war on terror.
Tom Engelhardt: How to Forget on Memorial DayMay 2012
Whistling past the graveyard of empires.
Rafia Zakaria: The Retired TerroristMay 2012
Before Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, he was locked in a house for five months with three wives and over a dozen children.
Richard Falk: Nuclear Weapons Are Not Instruments of PeaceApril 2012
Richard Falk on the so-called decline of violence, nuclear weapons, and subtle academic corruption.
Tom Engelhardt: The Afghan SyndromeApril 2012
Vietnam has left town, say "hello" to the new syndrome on the block.
Simulating IraqAugust 2011
Imagining the war before the war.
Democracies of BreadAugust 2011 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.
Outside the Gates of TroyJune 2011
They sit down in an orderly, patient manner, packed together in the belly of the beast. The smell of varnish lingers on inside and intoxicates them all.
Shoes for NapoleonFebruary 2011 Like every soldier he had deployed with, he would probably buy himself a new car, but for now, he bought his friends drinks and dinners and gifts as if it was Christmas and he was some lean and tan Santa Claus.
The Wrong QuestionDecember 2010 Journalist Joshua Phillips on the left media’s standard torture story, untrained soldiers making it up as they go, and becoming a suicide hotline.
The Wrong SideNovember 2010 The unrepentant revolutionary poet and Beat godfather, now 91, looks back at friendships with Ginsberg, Pablo Neruda, Fidel, and the Sandinistas—and asks when The Nation will publish his next poem.
Droning OnOctober 2010
From stepped up drone attacks, backsliding on torture, the Afghan surge, has Obama doubled down on Bush’s bets? Editor Joel Whitney interviews Tariq Ali on his new book. Recorded live at Asia Society.
CaptiveJune 2010 The former prisoner of the Colombian FARC on life in the jungle, coming to forgive, and Emmanuel, her son born in captivity.
Lost EdgeMay 2010 The Mannerheim Line, built to protect Finland from the advances of the Soviet military avant-garde, now lies in ruins.
A Carefully Crafted F**k YouMarch 2010
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.
Norman Solomon: Escalation Scam: Troops in AfghanistanJuly 2009 "Escalation" is a word for a methodical process of acclimating people at home to the idea of more military intervention abroad -- nothing too sudden, just a step-by-step process of turning even more war into media wallpaper.
Watch: Rumsfeld confronted as war criminal for humanitarian deathsMay 2009 Is this a fair use of freedom of speech? Or just obnoxious? Is Donald a war criminal?
War and the Place for CivilityBy Meakin Armstrong
It's time to stop the mindless praise of a mediocre man who blew a chance at greatness because he seemed to believe so strongly in civility and goodwill.
The WavesBy Salar Abdoh
It wasn't him they were so worried about. It was the half dozen grenades still wrapped to his wetsuit.