North Korea Answers Trump's Vague Threats With Specific Ones

The unusual detail of the Kim regime’s latest statement on Guam.


North Korea and the Risks of Miscalculation

As tensions rise in East Asia, they highlight the dangers of Trump’s unpredictability.


Questions for the Senate Hearing on Russian Hacking

Did Moscow influence the U.S. election? Who else has been hacked? Could the CIA be wrong?


The Myth of the 'Female' Foreign Policy

As more women become heads of state, will the world actually change?


In Modern Warfare, 'We Have No Idea What War Is'

Rosa Brooks discusses her tenure at the Pentagon, and the ever-expanding role of the American military.


Five Years After bin Laden's Death, al-Qaeda Lives On

The group gets less attention than its former affiliate ISIS, but may be quietly consolidating its position out of the spotlight.


How Should the World Respond to Terrorism?

The Atlantic inverts the classic Q&A to explore the complexities influencing global responses to terrorism today.


Democrats on Islamic State Fight: We'll Do What Obama Is Doing, but More

The phrase “leading from behind” has been rejected, but the practice seems as popular as ever.


Here's How the Government Calculates Terrorist Bounties

Osama Bin Laden had a $25 million prize on his head, and even that might have been undervalued.


'An Epidemic of Fear': Ebola in the United States

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci's lessons from three decades of public health crises.