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The New Rules of War

The visionary who first saw the age of "netwar" coming warns that the U.S. military is getting it wrong all over again. Here’s his plan to make conflict cheaper, smaller, and smarter.

By John Arquilla

The Shooting War

In this exclusive collection of work, acclaimed conflict photographers explain how they captured pictures worth a thousand words.

Meet the Sims ... and Shoot Them

The rise of militainment.

By P.W. Singer

Planet War

From the bloody civil wars in Africa to the rag-tag insurgiences in Southeast Asia, 33 conflicts are raging around the world today, and it’s often innocent civilians who suffer the most.


Cutting-edge commentary on the changing nature of conflict.

In Praise of Aerial Bombing

By Edward Luttwak

Let Europe Be Europe

By Andrew J. Bacevich

Africa's Forever Wars

By Jeffrey Gettleman

China's Military

It's not time to panic. Yet.

By Drew Thompson

Mixed Metaphors

Why the wars on cancer, poverty, drugs, terror, drunk driving, teen pregnancy, and other ills can't be won.

By MoisÉs NaÍm

North Korea's Race Problem

What I learned in eight years reading propaganda from inside the Hermit Kingdom.

By B.R. Myers

Waste Land

The literature of Dubai's doomed quest to become a cultural mecca.

BY Michael Z. Wise

The good ayatollah

By Abbas Milani

Godly business

By Davide Cantoni

Dayton discord

By Clive Baldwin

Presidential Debate

Former President Jimmy Carter and his former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski respond to Walter Russell Mead's "The Carter Syndrome."

Sitting in Limbo

The government of Abkhazia and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization take issue with Graeme Wood's "Limbo World."

Nuclear Exchange

Ken Adelman thinks John Mueller is too dismissive of the nuclear threat.