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From Moscow to Havana: Secret Weapons and Diplomats
The “sonic attacks” in Cuba aren’t the first suspected instance of invisible attacks on U.S. diplomats.
Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Million Dollars in Rugs” Edition
Sure, Manafort got indicted. But the real question is how did he spend so much on rugs?
Can Anyone Stop the Tragedy in Myanmar — Before It’s Too Late?
The U.S. pulled military assistance to Myanmar in the wake of abuses toward the Rohingya people, but does anyone have enough leverage to end the ethnic cleansing?
The E.R. Presents: Lawfare and FP’s Bar Review Live
Has the role of the White House counsel drastically changed in the time of Trump?
Trump’s Big Asian Adventure
President Trump is making his way through Asia on the longest trip to the region since the age of ping-pong diplomacy. But how much will he actually accomplish?
Rational Security on The E.R.: The “DMs on the DL” Edition
Does democracy go down in the DMs? The folks at Lawfare discuss.
Among the Memes and YouTube Videos, What Do the Bin Laden Files Hold?
The CIA recently released hundreds of thousands of files seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound. What can we learn from them?
Spies, Lies and the Murder of a President
What do the JFK releases really tell us?
What’s Next for the Middle East?
Career diplomats talk Syria, Iran from a local perspective.
Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Power of Delusional Thinking” Edition
Mike Flynn may be cooperating with Mueller’s investigation, but the president thinks there’s nothing to worry about.
Rational Security on the E.R.: The “When You’re President They Let You Do It” Edition
From possibly obstructing justice to keeping his finances under wraps, President Trump is giving new meaning to “when you’re a star, they let you do it.”
Billionaires May be the Future of Space Travel
Privately funded space ventures are altering the industry … and, maybe, the final frontier itself.
Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Beam Me Up, Santa” Edition
Robert Mueller got hold of emails from the presidential transition and the Pentagon has been researching sightings of UFOs. Yes, seriously.
Meet the Godfather of Modern Counterinsurgency
How would the outcome of the Vietnam War differ if we had listened to Edward Lansdale? The world may never know.
The vice president wants aid to go Christians and other minorities targeted by the Islamic State. But others fear it could increase sectarian strife.
The Olympics on The E.R.: What Can We Learn From Past Games Ahead of Pyeongchang?
In part one of our two-part Olympics series, print editor Sarah Wildman calls up two historians to ask what we can learn from past games ahead of the kick off in South Korea on February 9.
The Olympics on the E.R.: Olympic Figure Skater Sasha Cohen Weighs in on the 2018 Games
In part two of our Olympics series, print editor Sarah Wildman and FP reporter Emily Tamkin chat with Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen ahead of the games in Pyeongchang.
How Far is Too Far for Israel’s Targeted Killings?
Ronen Bergman discusses his new book, Rise and Kill First.
The Mysterious Origins of a DHS Report Calling for Sunni Muslim Surveillance
FP published a draft government report calling for the screening of Sunni Muslims. How do such reports come to be?
A Former Peace Negotiator Muses on Trump and the Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
More than a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, we’ve seen what appears to be a fundamental shift in U.S. policy toward Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.