February 23, 2015
Urban development in the High Arctic can be a drab affair. Buildings are inelegant steel boxes fit for lunar colonies, clustered against...
Art
January 5, 2015
Editor's Introduction Nora Al-Badri has never been to Iraq. But she has connected with her father’s home country via the Internet—not over...
Opinion
June 27, 2014
On the night of April 14, a group of militants, dressed as Nigerian policemen and wielding weapons, stormed into a government-operated...
Reviews
May 7, 2014
Violence founds and preserves the state. Monopoly over the legal use of violence is, Max Weber reminds us, indispensable to all modern...
column
March 30, 2014
Just weeks after the US invaded Iraq in March of 2003, narratives about the conflict began to flood into publishing houses. Although there...
blog
March 10, 2014
Drones may soon claim the life of one more Americans. Reports have surfaced that the Obama administration is debating whether or not to...
Opinion
November 15, 2013
While security considerations have always been a part of the urban design process — and are arguably becoming more so — few modern cities...
Reviews
May 8, 2013
In her new book In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War, Melinda L. Pash seeks nothing less than...
Reportage
February 1, 2013
One night, during a recent reporting trip to Afghanistan, I was one of a few non-military personnel, and one of even fewer women, to attend...