50 years later, Chile’s coup has a disturbing number of supporters

The 1973 overthrow of a democratically elected government led to disappearances, repression, and dictatorship. Today, many Chileans see it as a moment of liberation.

Too often, military defense comes off as offense

The ‘security dilemma’ explains why maneuvers meant to protect peace can lead to war.

The political earthquake in Guatemala

Voters have elevated an anti-corruption reformer to the presidency of a country teetering on the edge of becoming a failed state.

The US is losing sway in Africa

The United States lavished military aid on Niger and nearby countries. But the ties we built have turned out to be tenuous.

We should be friendly with the Saudis. Fighting for them is another matter.

Biden has been floating the idea of a defense pact with Saudi Arabia. What’s in that for us?