The State of TerrorWe think of terrorist outfits like ISIS as nonstate actors. But what happens when terrorists carve themselves a state?
What Israel Can Teach Us About BergdahlIsrael swaps thousands of Palestinian prisoners to get back captive soldiers. Here is the price it pays for those exchanges.
Ukraine’s Zombie RevolutionThe Donetsk People’s Republic is a Soviet zombie state propped up within Ukraine’s borders.
“In This Very Dangerous World, You Have to Be Strong”An interview with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
Sanctioning WeaknessThe West can no longer afford to be reactive and tardy in its strategic thinking.
“This Is a Fight for Ukrainian Freedom”An interview with leading Ukrainian presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko.
Putin’s New Kind of WarForget D-Day or “shock and awe.” The Kremlin is reinventing invasions with thugs, criminals, and lies.
Finding the Man Who Saved My FamilyHe rescued us from a Balkan death camp 20 years ago. I found him in my apartment in Queens.
Crimea Is Putin’s RevengeOn March 24, 1999, the U.S. bombed Kosovo. Putin has been planning his payback ever since.
Democracy’s Last World Cup?The cost and corruption that come with the games make them appealing to dictators, not democracies.
Putin the PredictableThe Russian leader follows a consistent strategy. First he condemns. Then he copies.
Why Fear Boko HaramThe Nigerian militant group abducted 234 teenage girls two weeks ago. That’s just the beginning.
Where Were We When Rwanda Needed Us Most?An aid worker reflects on how the war-torn country was failed by those who promised to save it.
Unreconciled RwandaTwenty years after the genocide, the country has made tremendous progress. But how much can survivors forgive murderers?
How My Parents Accidentally Got Caught Up in the Iranian RevolutionAnd almost stayed longer than anyone should.
Why Putin Wants Us to Believe He’s CrazyThe Russian president is more likely to get what he wants if we think he’s off his rocker.