Brett McGurk on Syria and Trump's incoherence

All Over the Map

An Interview with Brett McGurk

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The man who helped run the U.S. campaign against ISIS explains why Trump's incoherent foreign policy is dangerous and damaging to our interests.

  Norman Roule on the U.S./Iran Contest

Arms and Iran

An Interview with Norman Roule

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A former CIA officer and regional expert lays out the risks of conventional war between the U.S. and Iran.

To Be A Kurd

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A student ambassador for Justice for Kurds explains what it means to him to be a Kurd and why the Kurds need the West's help.

  Michael Oren on Israel as a world power

State of Israel

An Interview with Michael Oren

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The statesman and diplomat Michael Oren observed the workings of Israeli diplomacy closely as its ambassador to the U.S. Here he explains how and why the Jewish state is increasingly seen as a world power.

  Deborah Lipstadt on how anti-Semites go mainstream

Scapegoats

An Interview with Deborah Lipstadt

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A leading historian explains how the oldest hatred has captured more and more minds in our polarized era.

Going Viral

How phages can save the world from superbugs

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Phages are the latest weapon (and may be our last hope) in our fight against superbugs, argues a prominent epidemiologist in her new book The Perfect Predator.

  Harold bloom featuredHarold Bloom and John Currin on Othello and Iago

Green-Eyed Monster

An Interview with Harold Bloom

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America's most eminent literary critic explains Iago, Othello, and the nature of their tragedy.

Impostor Syndrome

Hany Farid on How to Fight the Threat of Deepfakes

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The world's leading expert on digital forensics explains where deepfakes come from and how we can defeat them.

  Tim Marshall on flags, maps, and border walls

Grand Old Flag

An Interview with Tim Marshall

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The politics of flags are an integral part of the world. A journalist and historian explains.

  David Milliband on the global refugee crisis

The Great Displacement

An Interview with David Miliband

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The former British foreign minister and current IRC president explains what to do about our global refugee crisis.