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March/April 2010

As American soldiers excavated Haitians from their own ruins, I was reminded of the last time the United States violated Haitian sovereignty. It was 1994, and civil rights activist Randall Robinson, along with a who’s who of the day’s celebrities, had gone on hunger strike. The United States, these onetime reflexive opponents of U.S. military action demanded, had to invade Haiti—the point being to exchange one suspect ruler for another. Which we then did. ... Read More

The Back of Beyond: A Report from Zabul Province

Ann Marlowe reports from Zabul Province, Afghanistan, where coalition forces are struggling to stand up local police and militia.

Saviors & Sovereigns: The Rise and Fall of Humanitarianism

Let's face it: liberals and conservatives alike are running out of explanations for our role in the world.

The Party's Over: China's Endgame

Despite the endless stream of stories touting China's dominance, the Communist Party in Beijing is hemorrhaging financially and politically—and probably won't last much longer as is.

Child of the Devolution: Growing Up Red

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh tells his extraordinary story of growing up an American Communist.

Unruly Clients: The Trouble with Allies

We just gave $7.5 billion to Pakistan and got ridiculed by the parliament, army chief, and former president. We give Yemen $121 million each year and the country remains a terrorist hotbed. What, exactly, have we bought into here?

War Games: Civil-Military Relations, c. 2030

Vietnam defined the officers who made the Pentagon what it is today. What might we expect from the young men and women coming up through the ranks right now?

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The Human Factor: Our Natures, Ourselves

Thanks to the Green Movement, almost all of us are hyper-aware of our biological health. Why not apply the same standard to our behavioral health? (Abstract)