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  • On or off, peace talks with the Taliban spell disaster for Afghanistan

    by Ali A. Olomi

    With tweets on Saturday, President Trump killed secretly planned peace talks with the Taliban at Camp David. If history is any indication, the consequences of the Trump administration’s reckless attempt at an agreement and even hastier reversal will be borne out by Afghans themselves — a reality that Afghans know all too well.



  • We May Have to Shoot Down This Aircraft

    What the chaos aboard Flight 93 on 9/11 looked like to the White House, to the fighter pilots prepared to ram the cockpit and to the passengers.



  • The warped history that fuels right-wing terrorism

    Brenton Tarrant, the white supremacist suspected of killing at least 50 people last week in two New Zealand mosques, saw his murderous rampage as part of a morbid historical fantasy.



  • Reigns of Terror in America

    by Jill Lepore

    From a 1958 synagogue bombing in Atlanta to the events of recent weeks, the bloody-mindedness of broken men can be countered only by principle and fortitude.



  • CIA: “Pinochet personally ordered” Letelier bombing

    A CIA special intelligence assessment in 1987 concluded that Chilean General Augusto Pinochet ordered an “act of state terrorism” on the streets of Washington, D.C., that took the lives of former Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier.



  • Europe Under Siege

    by Jamie Tarabay

    The IRA. Basque separatists. Black September. And now, ISIS. Can Europe use the lessons of the past to defeat the terror of today?