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COLUMN

Shiny, Shiny Data: The Thrill of the Chase

Why Washington and Silicon Valley must work together to truly understand the world.

Kalev Leetaru |

Exclusive

Exclusive: The Pentagon Has a Plan to Stop the Zombie Apocalypse. Seriously.

Everything you need to know about the U.S. military’s defense strategy to protect humanity from the walking dead.

Gordon Lubold |

COLUMN

Washington's Sleeping Sickness

The greatest force at work in America's capital is inertia.

David Rothkopf |

THE MAGAZINE

Ctrl + Alt + Delete

Resetting America's military.

Shawn Brimley |

In Other Words

Can an American Soldier Ever Die in Vain?

What Shakespeare, Lincoln, and 
"Lone Survivor" teach us about the danger 
of refusing to confront futility in war.

Elizabeth Samet |

COLUMN

The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Six grand illusions of America's foreign policy.

Aaron David Miller |

In Box

Arctic Sovereignty: A Short History

How a frigid no man's land became one of the most hotly contested territories on Earth. 

Ty McCormick |

COLUMN

Do We Have Too Much Capital?

Nearly 20 percent of capital in the world’s two biggest economies is sitting idle. Are we saving too much?

Daniel Altman |

THE MAGAZINE

Target:?

The United States has spent $1 billion on a weapon that 
has no mission. And started an arms race with China in the process.

James M. Acton |

COLUMN

Space Jam

Is the Pentagon's plan for outer-space dominance as muddled as it seems?

Micah Zenko |

Report

A Clear and Present Danger

President Obama is calling for a war on climate change. Too bad he doesn't have the tools to win it.

Keith Johnson |

In Box

Poverty: Not a Crime, but in Our DNA

How hardship makes children grow up faster -- literally.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

In Box

Watch Yourself Clean

How to shake off those regrets -- no Lady Macbeth routine required.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

THE MAGAZINE

The Looming Robotics Gap

Why America's global dominance in military technology is starting to crumble.

Michael C. Horowitz |

In Box

Epiphanies from Hank Paulson

The former U.S. Treasury secretary on China's economy, bitcoin, and the problem with new ideas.

Isaac Stone Fish |

COLUMN

A President Lying to the American People, and to Himself

Barack Obama is insisting on a false choice between doing nothing in Syria or going to war.

James Traub |

COLUMN

The Bad Old Days Are Back

From China to Ukraine, the cynical calculus of power politics is alive and well -- too bad Washington doesn't realize it.

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

The Myth of Fortress America

The American public doesn’t want to pull back from the world, and a serious read of the poll numbers proves it.

Jon Kyl |

In Box

Law & Order: Rogue States Unit

What a peek inside America's prisons can tell us about U.S.-Iran relations.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

Losing the Ratings War

Why "Enlisted" is the best show on television no one is watching.

Alex Horton |

Argument

America's Peace Crisis

The U.S. diplomatic corps is underfunded, overstretched, and set up to fail. Here's how to fix it.

Christopher Holshek |

Argument

A Friend in Need

Why Israel should count itself lucky to have a straight-talking pal like John Kerry.

Michael A. Cohen |

COLUMN

The Audacity of Small Ball

Obama's defense of his foreign policy illustrates much of what's wrong with it.

David Rothkopf |

Dispatch

France Is Not Impressed with Thomas Piketty

In the English-speaking world, he's the economist du jour. But in his home country? Le shrug.

Clea Caulcutt |

COLUMN

Through the Fiscal Looking Glass

The latest plans for the Pentagon's budget present an alternate reality.

Gordon Adams |

Cyberwar

Exclusive: Meet the Fed's First Line of Defense Against Cyber Attacks

Inside the secret Fed cybersecurity unit keeping trillions of dollars safe from hackers.

Shane Harris |

COLUMN

Down on Piketty Row

Capitalism and its discontents.

Matt Bors |

Report

The Blue Screen of Death at 30,000 Feet

The government has new plan to ensure that your seat belts are fastened, seats are in the upright position -- and no one is hacking your plane.

Shane Harris |

Exclusive

Exclusive: Air Force to Scrutinize Nuke Bomber Units Following Missile Scandal

The push underscores a fundamental question: Can the nuke force police its own?

Dan Lamothe |