Jeh Johnson on our national security situation

Know Your Enemy

An Interview with Jeh Johnson

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Our former Secretary of Homeland Security explains why the balance of the terror threat is changing and why climate change keeps him awake at night.

  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.

  Forest Whitaker on conflict resolution

Good Actor

An Interview with Forest Whitaker

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From Star Wars to stopping wars, Forest Whitaker's unique experiences have inspired him to take on the project of global conflict resolution.

  James Grant on Walter Bagehot and <em>The Economist</em>

The Economist

An Interview with James Grant

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A leading financial journalist of today talks about his excellent new biography of Walter Bagehot, the greatest financial journalist of his age.

  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.

  Mario Vargas Lllosa on culture and democracy

The Storyteller

An Interview with Mario Vargas Llosa

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The Nobel Prize-winning novelist spoke with us about how the erosion of culture means the erosion of political liberty.

  Irshad Manji on dishonest diversity and free speech

Speak Unto Others

An interview with Irshad Manji

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The professor and author takes on the most explosive topic in contemporary politics -- identity -- in her newest book.

  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.