Disasters

Argument

Syria Is Already More Violent Than Iraq

And its destruction will define the Middle East for years to come.

David Kenner |

Argument

Battle-Tested

Insiders debate America's misfires in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

In Box

Terror Management

Could a shared fear of climate change unite enemies?

Joshua E. Keating |

In Box

The Things They Carried: The Congolese Rebel

Maj. John Imani Nzenze, an M23 rebel commander, reveals what's in his camouflage backpack. 

Anjan Sundaram |

Dispatch

What Happened in Luvungi?

On rape and truth in Congo.

Laura Heaton |

By Other Means

Apocalypse Soon

The end is nigh! And I'm not ready.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Syria's Battle Royale

The struggle for Damascus looks poised to transform this bloody conflict.

Emile Hokayem |

Feature

Doomsday Preppers

At a new center in Cambridge, a philosopher, an astronomer, and a software pioneer are looking for ways to save humanity from itself.

Joshua E. Keating |

The List

Over the Horizon

Five unlikely but extremely destabilizing global crises that Obama must prepare for now.

Martin Indyk |

Feature

Subsidizing Starvation

How American tax dollars are keeping Arkansas rice growers fat on the farm and starving millions of Haitians.

Maura R. O’Connor |

Argument

No Surrender

The Syrian president’s speech at the Damascus Opera House shows that he still thinks he can win this war.

Emile Hokayem |

Feature

Eve of Disaster

Why 2013 eerily looks like the world of 1913, on the cusp of the Great War.

Charles Emmerson |

Special Report

Rebel Country

Waiting out the coup in Mali.

Peter Chilson |

In Box

The Baby Menace

Are we too worried about falling fertility rates?

Joshua E. Keating |

In Other Words

The Disappeared

Even the Soviet Union eventually acknowledged Stalin's Great Famine. Why does China still hide evidence of its own mass starvation under Mao?

Frank Dikötter |

Argument

Let Them Eat Grass

What do Weibots think about China's Great Famine?

Murong Xuecun |

The List

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2013

From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.

Louise Arbour |

Dispatch

Waiting for the Rain

In the impenetrable Dogon highlands of Mali, the storm of war is coming.

Peter Chilson |

The List

4 Digital Threats to Worry About

From hacktivism to cyberwarfare, the dangers that define the digital age.

Eugene Kaspersky |

Argument

Overdone Turkey

The hype about Ankara as a regional leader is way overblown.

Steven A. Cook |

Argument

Still Think Middle East Peace Doesn't Matter?

Gaza's radiating instability proves once again that Palestine is at the center of the region's problems.

Steven A. Cook |

Argument

A Pillar of Problems

Eight questions about the Israel-Gaza conflict we still don't have a good handle on.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Argument

Throwing Rice

Barack Obama was right to defend Susan Rice from the GOP attacks. She's got the chops to be secretary of state.

Sean Kay |

Argument

The Peace Process Isn't Dead

The brewing war in Gaza shows why the United States must make a renewed effort to bring Israelis and Palestinians together.

Daniel Kurtzer |

Argument

You Can't Go Home Again

Soldiers aren’t the only veterans of war.

Phil Zabriskie |

Terms of Engagement

Adapt or Die

Still think climate change is a joke?

James Traub |

Slide Show

One Storm Away

10 major world cities that could end up underwater.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

We Are All Venetians Now

Are the world's major cities ready for the rising waters and freak storms of tomorrow?

Frank Jacobs |

Argument

Meet Sandy, the Game Changer

This storm could upend American politics -- if we're lucky.

David Rothkopf |