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The Pentagon at sunrise. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Has the American military fallen behind?

Trump and Cruz certainly think so. Clinton promises to maintain the "strongest military the world has ever known." An OSU professor examines the issue through three different lens.
Journalist Peter Greste lays a wreath at the War Correspondents Memorial in Canberra. Lukas Coch/AAP

Honouring the journalists who bring us stories from the frontline

A memorial unveiled in Canberra this week honours the work of Australian war correspondents, but a new Pentagon "Law of War" manual identifies journalists in conflict zones as "spies and belligerents".
Speaking softly… Mike Segar/Reuters

Obama sounds a quiet revolution in foreign policy

President Obama’s publication of his 2015 National Security Strategy on February 6th is the kind of event that generates great heat and discussion among a relatively small group of policymakers, pundits…
Citizens and police officers. Nick Allen

Democratic policing: what it says about America today

The use of lethal force by police officers in Ferguson and Staten Island has raised many concerns about the dynamic between police and citizens and underlined the fact that all time favorite fictional…
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, far beyond your friendly neighborhood patrolmen. Larry W Smith/EPA

Police militarization is a legacy of cold war paranoia

In August 2014, the police who faced protesters in Ferguson, Missouri looked more like soldiers than officers of the peace. Citizens squared off with a camouflage-clad police force armed with tear gas…

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