World War II analogies are about as useful today as carrier pigeons

Comparisons to that war usually don’t hold up, because most conflicts don’t start or end like it did.

Republicans would be wise to drop the talk of bombing Mexico

Threats of military action against drug cartels come across very differently south of the border.

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.