Nearly 60 years ago, Egypt's generals tried to crush the Muslim Brotherhood. It didn’t go well.
What the undead can teach us about the fall of Rome -- and cyberwar.
Mandela helped South Africans find their way to political freedom. But they still haven’t managed to overcome the economic legacy of the old regime.
What John McCain, Richard Cohen, and Jeffrey Goldberg have in common.
Five rules for NSA leaker Edward Snowden to make sure that life on the run goes as smoothly as possible.
Good luck with that.
Many commentators are hailing the results of the Iranian presidential election as a victory for popular choice. But that feel-good narrative misses the bigger story.
How John McCain became America's unofficial ambassador of leading from the front.
Some Egyptians see military rule as a solution to their problems. Here's why it's a bad idea.
How the media covered national-security leaks in Daniel Ellsberg's day.
The CIA's a lot better at targeted killing now than it used to be.
The EU can't get its act together when it comes to a common foreign policy. But it's common economics that's screwed the Syrian rebels.
Why today's presidents have more war-waging power than ever -- and why no Congress will ever stand in their way.
How Robert Mueller transformed -- for better and for worse -- the FBI into a counterterrorism agency.
A Guatemalan court’s recent ruling in favor of a former dictator looks scandalous. But it actually shows just how far Latin American democracy has come.
Have 70 years of nuclear policy been based on a lie?
Does one obscure Austrian philosopher have the blueprint for the U.S. pivot to Asia?
So whatever happened to the most ambitious peacekeeping operation in history?
I wrote a book about 1979, but I left out the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Here’s why.
Obama can't live without drones, Pakistan can't live with 'em. So the president bowed to the Islamic street.
Why Russia's ludicrous attempt to silence Alexey Navalny is a throwback to the bad old times of Stalin and Khrushchev.
The Republican Party is taking America down a dangerous path.