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military history



  • New Interactive Tool Maps the American War on Terror

    by Stephanie Savell

    In general, the American public has largely ignored these post-9/11 wars and their costs. But the vastness of Washington’s counterterror activities suggests, now more than ever, that it’s time to pay attention.



  • The History of Poisoning the Well

    From ancient Mesopotamia to modern-day Iraq, the threat to a region’s water supply is the cruelest cut of all  



  • What the Paris Peace Conference can teach us about politics today

    by Anand Menon, Margaret MacMillan, Patrick Quinton-Brown

    Many of the challenges that concern us today—ethnic nationalisms, building the foundations for peace and prosperity around the globe, managing and containing war, or the future of Europe—were discussed in Paris a hundred years ago.


  • The American Tourist in Paris: A Retrospective

    by Lauren Jannette

    Although no longer breaking furniture, running out on checks, and throwing racist fits about the evening’s entertainment, Americans remain an integral part of Paris’s continued debates over the benefits and detriments of being one of the world’s largest tourists destinations. 


  • Don’t Invade Venezuela

    by Alan McPherson

    Contrary to what most believe, a military intervention in South America would be unprecedented



  • Our Man From Boeing

    by Mandy Smithberger and William D. Hartung

    Has the Arms Industry Captured Trump’s Pentagon?