And nobody—not the U.S., not NATO—can stop him
And nobody–not the U.S., not NATO–can stop him.
Now is an excellent time to start a debate about whether the U.S. should be attacking and invading other countries at all.
How the Syrian regime is using starvation as a weapon
On June 16, 2012, a collection of videos from Syria were posted to YouTube. In them, a shaky cell phone camera pans across the inside of a bakery in Farhaniyeh, a village in the province of Homs. Plump white rolls of risen dough seem to glow in the dim interior. More dough sits in a mixer. Birds chirp outside.
How many biscuits did it take to beat Napoleon? 83,428.
The disturbing parallels between pre-WWI and today
Old world decline, rogue empires, killing for God—looking at 1914, we can discover that there are many uncomfortable parallels with our own time.
The ethnic cleansing in Burma's northwest has followed a jerky rhythm, coming in fits and starts since the first Buddhist-on-Muslim attacks in the middle of 2012. I visited the area for an article in the current issue of the magazine, and found it in a dangerous lull, with many Burmese Buddhists thrilled by the prospect of driving out the remaining Muslims and killing those who resisted.
A top middle east expert on just how much sway we have left
An anthropologist studies Afghan hearts and minds, and finds something disturbing.
As a security deal between the U.S. and Afghanistan stalls, this is what the future looks like.
Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini's photos of the men who will take over a war