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.
The Cold War may be over, but spycraft hasn’t changed much since the good old days.
Could the United States really go to war with China?
Why ancient kinship and tribal affiliation still matter in a world of global geopolitics.
How the cartography of Game of Thrones explains the world.
Americans deserve to hear the dirty secrets of the CIA’s war on terror. We’ll all be better off with the truth.
Should we arm the Syrian rebels? America's attempts to do so in the past hold a few answers.
A Review of Restless Valley: Revolution, Murder, and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia by Philip Shishkin.
Inside Moscow's ridiculous plan to redevelop a massive Soviet-era exhibition space.
Photos of the Syrian cultural heritage sites now being used as battlefields and sniper hideouts.
History shows that wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am rarely works out for the best.
Hopes for peaceful change have been replaced by sectarian animosity and unending bloodshed.
America could use a little philosophical humility right now.
How self-absorbed computer nerds became a powerful force for freedom.