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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Can a new diagnosis help heal our souls?
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,…
The mathematics of predicting war
When the facts won’t convince the public to march into battle, politicians ramp up the rhetoric
On the problems with Democratic interventions
In matters of foreign policy, Congress, and especially the Senate, was designed as a hedge against the abuses exhibited by European monarchs who for centuries had whimsically entangled their countries…
A history of bombing
From a May 10, 1988, letter from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to all Party members. The withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan began…
The crusade for a Christian military