In the (Afghan) Army Now

To whom are we planning to hand off the war against the Taliban? An inside look at the Afghan National Army.

A War Lost and Found

After decades of doubt and confusion, the Union turns out to have been worth fighting for after all.

As Others Saw Us

A man named George Cornewall Lewis saved the Union. Really.

The Difference Two Years Make

Domestic politics still clashes with strategic imperatives in U.S. Afghan policy.


Pakistan is stuck fast in a crisis of governability.


Friend, foe or master of hedging? Pakistan may be all three.

Old, Gray and Here to Stay

Here’s a bold private insurance solution for aging Boomers.

The Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns analyzes the American social revolution we never discuss.

Mine Eyes Have Seen

Did religion cause the Civil War?

Edmund Wilson’s Gore

Born cynic meets redeemable tragedy.

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