The Taliban swap for Sgt. Bergdahl is just the latest in a long line of occasions when America willingly dealt with bad guys. And like it or not, this is how wars end.
Guatemala’s government continues to deny a genocide, violently repress activists, and undermine the rule of law. Has anything really changed since civil war ended nearly 20 years ago?
The White House is promising to give allies around the world $5 billion to fight terrorists. But America’s been doing that for years -- and no one seems to know what this new program is.
The next VA Secretary will need to press reset on an entrenched bureaucracy with surging demand.
Rising global violence threatens more than humanity's collective conscience. In 2014, America should seize two critical opportunities to address it.
The dirty secret about Obama’s Afghan plan is that tens of thousands of American civilians will be on the ground long after the troops have left.
The two big things missing from Obama’s speech are the keys to working with foreign partners on massive global problems.
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It’s time to relearn the good tools of the Cold War.
Forty years ago, the enemy of democracy in Portugal was fascism. Now it's just Europolitics.
In Ukraine, women militants are taking up weapons on both sides of the barricades.
Congress and Obama are planning Reagan-era expenditures to modernize U.S. nuclear weapons under sequestration-era budgets. What could possibly go wrong?
Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is sure to win the upcoming presidential elections. But a new poll shows that he will be taking the helm of a profoundly divided nation.
It's been a year since Obama’s big speech about reforming the U.S. targeted killing program. Here are 10 things about the forever war that have hardly budged at all.
As the Syrian war rages next door, an unlikely alliance between Hezbollah and the U.S.-funded Lebanese security forces is keeping the violence at bay.
A warm relationship between the Obama administration and the International Criminal Court is in danger over new inquiries about U.S. detainee abuse.
Everything you need to know about the U.S. military’s defense strategy to protect humanity from the walking dead.