A sweeping, epic history that ranges from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the War on Terrorism, War Made New is a provocative new vision of the rise of the modern world through the lens of warfare.
Jeffrey Mankoff, an expert on Russia, says the dispute that led Russia to cut off natural gas to Ukraine has its origins in differences over pricing as well as Ukraine's interest in closer ties with the West.
A new study from Harvard looks at how the American media covered waterboarding. Harvard students study the media's treatment of waterboarding in four major news outlets since the 1930s and found that after 2004, there was a dramatic decline in characterizing waterboard as a form of torture. They show how reporters became allies of law enforcement—instead of the skeptics they're supposed to be.
Jason Motlagh examines the rise of the Taliban's sophisticated public relations machine and the havoc it has wreaked on U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan.
“America’s early lead in the Information Revolution can easily be lost—it may be lost already—if it does not stay at the forefront of military developments,” warns Senior Fellow for National Security Studies Max Boot in his latest book, War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History.
Steve Simon writes in favor of trying Khalid Shaikh Mohammed--the self proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks--in a federal court in New York City and refutes the many criticisms of this option.
Peter Beinart warns Barack Obama that taking a guided tour of Iraq will allow the tour guide—usually an American officer or diplomat—to decide what the senator gets to see and potentially distort his perception of the war.
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In light of the debate over the deisgn of the Martin Luther King memorial in Washington DC, Michael Gerson comments on Dr. King’s place in the “distinguished tradition of African American outrage.”
The four American university presidents in the Middle East discuss the importance and value of American-style liberal arts education inE gypt, Lebanon, and the Gulf, and how it can work to create social change in the Arab world.
Calvin Andrus and Stephen DeAngelis have a conversation with Mike Moran and Council members about the use of the wiki and blog in intelligence sharing.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More
A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More