America’s dominance is over. By 2030, we’ll have a handful of global powers

Robert Muggah | World Economic Forum The world's political landscape in 2030 will look considerably different to the present one. Nation states will remain the...

I’m Muslim, but My Roommate Supports Trump

Romaissaa Benzizoune | Nov 13, 2016 When she outed herself to me as a Trump supporter, I realized I had finally found the “silent majority.”...

What Is a TinyLetter? Like Ye Olde Blog, but Less Public

Let’s recap — not the election or imposture of Mr. Trump, but the trajectory of the mass-distributed personal update. In the beginning, there was...

Where Even Nightmares Are Classified: Psychiatric Care at Guantánamo

Secrecy, mistrust and the shadow of interrogation at the American prison limited doctors’ ability to treat mental illness among detainees. Every day when Lt. Cmdr....

How a joke about Sisi’s fridge has strained Cairo-Riyadh ties

Saudi Shura Council head Abdullah Al-Sheikh’s unannounced visit to Cairo on Nov. 3 was apparently Riyadh’s positive response to Gulf mediation efforts to calm...

Defeat likely spells the end of Clinton Dynasty

Daniel Halper & Marisa Schultz | Nov 10, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s second defeat in her quest for the White House — capped by a humbling concession...

Teflon Trump upsets the applecart

Najma Minhas | Nov 10, 2016 Donald Trump, the bombastic, alleged women groper, becomes the forty-fifth President of the United States of America. The liberal...

Fear of a Female President

Peter Beinart | Oct, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has provoked a wave of misogyny—one that may roil American life for years to come. Except for her...

Inside Syria Part 1: In The City Of Allepo You Have A Million Ways To Die And No Chance To Escape

Syria is in the midst of one of the bloodiest wars in the modern history. Millions of people are either dead or displaced and...

Afghanistan Itself Is Now Taking In the Most Afghan Migrants

SAMARKHEL, Afghanistan — There is one country in the world that is now taking in more Afghan migrants than all the countries in Europe...

Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded

In many ways, there has never been a better time to be alive. Violence plagues some corners of the world, and too many still...

The Walls in Our Heads

The idea that we can solve problems by building physical barriers is a persistent human fantasy. Even though Donald J. Trump took a brief break...