An Islamic State senior commander reveals the terror group’s origins.
Thursday, December 11
Wednesday, December 10
Why do we honor dead soldiers rather than the fighters who deserted and the activists who demanded peace?
Saturday, December 6
Wednesday, December 3
A 2003 essay that foreshadows the emergence of the Islamic State a decade later – an insurgency incited by American policy in Iraq during the early days of the war.
Saturday, November 29
More than 500 Germans, including a former rapper named Deso Dogg, have joined ISIS in Syria.
Saturday, November 22
An essay, originally published over two issues, on how and why we forget war.
Wednesday, November 19
“The Jihad route leads from Tunisia via Tripoli into Turkey and on to Syria. Thousands have followed the path into Syria, and only a few have returned.”
Tuesday, November 18
How a major American company helped bring Charles Taylor to power in Liberia.
Monday, November 17
A report from the Central African Republic, where "acts of extraordinary cruelty have become commonplace."
Wednesday, October 29
An American journalist on being kidnapped, tortured and released in Syria.
Wednesday, October 15
When American and Iraqi soldiers were exposed to leftover chemical munitions from Saddam Hussein’s war against Iran, the Pentagon kept silent.
Tuesday, October 14
Inside the stronghold of Commander Pigeon, “collector of lost and exiled men.”