Beware of “spontaneous” outrage and the temptation to appeasement. By Yuri Yarim-Agaev.
Bashar al-Assad was once the reformer, the “good czar” who would lead Syria into modern times. It was never meant to be. By Fouad Ajami.
The American way of winning popular support is now a well-oiled—and very expensive—strategic machine. By Thomas H. Henriksen.
The greater Mideast is being transformed. Now the United States must transform its Mideast policy just as dramatically. By Charles Hill.
Amid the ruins of the Great War, an American camera crew filmed a shocking sight. That roll of celluloid has taken a strange trip through history. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.
Do our strict codes of conduct unduly burden our soldiers in the field? Not according to this officer. A first-person account of events in Iraq. By Joseph McGee.
Democracy may be on the rise in the world, but so is a strange trend: more wars. By Mark Harrison.
Libya has known autocrats and invaders before. A century ago, Italians came, saw, conquered . . . and were defeated. By Charles Lindsey.