Assassins Without Borders

Assassins Without Borders

Saudi Arabia’s apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea — or Israel and the United States.

Killer Presidents

Killer Presidents

From Duterte to Trump, a new crop of populist leaders are reviving a tried and true method of demonstrating leadership — killing people.

A Day to Remember A Martyr

A Day to Remember A Martyr

Malcolm X was assassinated 48 years ago, but his killers failed to keep him from living on in the hearts and minds of those he left behind.

Tunisia Boils Over

Tunisia Boils Over

The assassination of a progressive Tunisian leader is the culmination of a full-blown socio-economic and cultural crisis that has been brewing in the country for the past two years.

The Pitfalls of Presidential Priestliness

The Pitfalls of Presidential Priestliness

When it comes to decisions that take lives on behalf of the American people, “moral rectitude” is no substitute for transparency in the Obama administration.

Crossing the Lexicon

Did Navy SEALs “assassinate,” “murder,” or “kill” Osama bin Laden?

Take-No-Prisoners War

We may have Killed the 9-11 mastermind, but the Global War on Terror is still quite alive.

Good Riddance

The 9-11 attacks assaulted our self-confidence and delivered a blow to our sense of well being from which we have yet to recover, a decade later.

Playing into Osama Bin Laden’s Hands

His greatest magic trick was to persuade the United States and its allies to expend enormous sums of money to fight a small, isolated, and anachronistic force that operated on the very margins of the Muslim world.