Sunday, January 31


The Parrots of Serenity Park

The surprising bond between damaged birds and traumatized veterans.

Thursday, January 28


The Unlikely Revolutionary

A father’s search for meaning and justice five years after his son was killed during the Tahrir Square uprising.

Saturday, January 23


Friday, January 22


Why Is It So Difficult for Syrian Refugees to Get Into the U.S.?

More than 4 million Syrians have fled the war. 2,647 have made it to the United States.

Wednesday, January 20


A Deadly Deployment, a Navy SEAL’s Despair

The final days of the last Navy SEAL to die in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, December 30


Inside Gitmo: America's Shame

Why “the legal equivalent of outer space” continues to exist, fifteen years after 9/11.

Monday, December 21


Behind the Black Flag: The Recruitment of an ISIS Killer

Since the Syrian rebel leader Hassan Aboud joined ISIS, taking with him fighters and weapons, he has been behind a sprawling mix of battlefield action and crime.

Friday, December 18


ISIS Is a Revolution

An ethnography.

Friday, December 11


The Machiavelli of Maryland

Edward Luttwak is a military strategist, a classical scholar, a cattle rancher, and an adviser to presidents, prime ministers, and the Dalai Lama.

Monday, December 7


The Narco-Terror Trap

The DEA warns that drugs are funding terror. But is the agency stopping threats or staging them?

Friday, November 27


A Dream of Secular Utopia in ISIS' Backyard

On a thin sliver of land called Rojava where "rules of the neighboring ISIS caliphate ha[ve] been inverted," a Kurdish Syrian college trains its future autonomous leaders.