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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From a conversation about Afghanistan between the Iranian writers Salar Abdoh and Mohammad Hossein Jafarian, which was published in September by Guernica. salar abdoh: Do you think that America was…
A deeper view of life in Afghanistan during (and after) wartime Read More
The war’s toll on one Afghan family
“I was not elected to do small things,” President Donald Trump said upon announcing his new Middle East peace plan at the end of January. Trump was not elected to…
Into the morass: a historical view of America’s disastrous foreign policy
Why we can’t beat our addiction to war
From Humanitarian Wars?, which will be published in April in the United Kingdom by Hurst. Brauman, a physician, was president of Doctors Without Borders from 1982 to 1994. This conversation,…
Discussed in this essay: Of Love & War, by Lynsey Addario. Penguin Press. 272 pages. $40. Heavy, by Kiese Laymon. Scribner. 256 pages. $26. The Letters of Sylvia Plath. Harper. 1088 pages. $45.…
How America boosts the Afghan opium trade
The art of persuasion in the age of Trump
From a transcript of radio transmissions and cockpit conversations that took place during a drone strike in Afghanistan in 2010. The strike killed twenty-three civilians. At Nevada headquarters, Pilot is…