The Banal Militarism of Hollywood
Appealing to jingoism is certainly easier than prompting national introspection, but is priming an audience for blood what we call art today?
“Argo” and Hollywood’s Muslim Problem
While well-intentioned, “Argo” falls into the common Hollywood trap of making Muslims into a monolithic Green Menace.
Down with Drone War Silence
A hole in the ground, stained in blood, where a family once lived peacefully–is this to be the calling card of America’s counterterrorism campaign in Pakistan?
Democracy Doesn’t Equal Instability
As the current revolts in the Middle East demonstrate, the democracy-versus-stability debate rests on a false dichotomy.
Blackwater: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
The Obama administration continues to award contracts to the private military contractor Blackwater/Xe, despite its seriously troubled history.
Prolonging the Gaza Failure
The blockade of Gaza has not achieved its goal of removing Hamas from power or moderating its positions. The power of Hamas has only become more entrenched.
Coverups in Afghanistan
The Pentagon’s slow response to civilian deaths and subsequent cover-ups points to a much deeper problem in U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.
Fort Hood: The War at Home
The tragic effects of the policies that motivate those abroad to attack U.S. soldiers have finally hit home in a direct and devastating way.
Strategic Dialogue: Counterterrorism in South Asia
Fouad Pervez and Sharad Joshi argue over the best way to move forward with U.S.-Pakistan relations.
A Better Alliance with Pakistan
The United States has to abandon its military approach to fighting terrorism and turn Pakistan into a true ally.