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Kathy Gilsinan

Associate editor at The Atlantic Kathy Gilsinan is an associate editor at The Atlantic, where she covers global affairs. Previously, she was an associate editor at World Politics Review.
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'An Epidemic of Fear': Ebola in the United States

October 31, 2014 In his three decades at the helm of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Anthony Fauci has seen more than three major public health crises, including the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, the anthrax attacks that followed 9/11, and today's Ebola epidemic ravaging...

Susan Rice: There's No Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations

October 30, 2014 Yesterday, The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg published an article detailing what he called a crisis in U.S.-Israel relations, describing among other things the "gloves-off manner in which American and Israeli officials now talk about each other behind closed doors." The relationship, he wrote, "is now the worst it's ever been." So,...

The U.S. Has Bombed Two Different Sides in Syria's Civil War

September 24, 2014 On Monday night, the United States struck targets in Syria for the first time as part of its expanded air campaign against ISIS—a campaign that had previously been limited to the Iraqi side of the terrorist group's border-spanning domain. But the anti-ISIS mission Barack Obama outlined in an address on...

Here's What Often Happens After You Kill a Terrorist Leader

September 7, 2014 On Friday, the Pentagon confirmed that American airstrikes in Somalia last week had succeeded in killing Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader and co-founder of the al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al-Shabab. “Removing Godane from the battlefield is a major symbolic and operational loss to al-Shabaab,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John...

Why the Islamic State Is Mostly a Network of Roads

August 27, 2014 ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria tends to be described as "swaths." The estimated size of these swaths, which ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in June, varies widely in reports, from 12,000 square miles—"an area the size of Belgium," per The Wall Street Journal—to 35,000 square miles,...

The Enemy of an Asteroid Is My Friend

August 11, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Last week’s news that the U.S. would freeze a landmark nuclear cooperation accord with Russia hardly came as a shock. It was only the latest in a series of ambitious, years-in-the-making initiatives that have collapsed, one by one, in the five months since the Crimea annexation. And like other recent...

Attack on Airliner Sets a New Precedent for the World's Battlefields

July 18, 2014 Now that U.S. intelligence officials have confirmed that a surface-to-air missile shot Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from the sky over Eastern Ukraine on Thursday afternoon, the region’s combatants are trading accusations about whose missile it was. No one is so far willing to claim credit for the conflict’s first mass-casualty...