The incalculable moral cost of proxy wars

Appealing because they can be fought on the cheap. Appalling because they are so very hard to end.

Indonesia finally begins to confront its history

Admitting the ugliness in their pasts is no easier for countries than it is for individuals.

Putin & Zelensky: Sinners and saints who fit our historic narrative

Think about why the West wants to invoke WWII and the Cold War here, and then ask whether it’s been productive.

The earthquake ought to loosen US policy on Syria

Assad isn’t going away, and millions of people are suffering. It’s time for a new strategy.

The US used to undermine democracy in Brazil. Now we’re trying to preserve it.

A common enemy — right-wing extremism — unites the two countries’ leaders.