The three of us grew up on the same street in The Bronx. Then I found a way out of the war, Frank narrowly escaped, and Stevie was lost to history.
Imprisoned by the Germans, three North American soldiers spent every day in the latrine, scraping away until they reached the other side.
In the last days of Dutch control over Manhattan, a demagogic dictator seized the city, promising to keep unwanted foreigners at bay. The first step? Build a wall.
In the murky world of modern warfare, I'm far from the only one who wonders if any of my bullets ever took out a civilian.
Seventy years ago, the United States admitted 600,000 European war refugees—and our country was stronger for it. I know because I was one of them.
It isn’t Iraq or Afghanistan, but that doesn’t make the job anything less than terrifying.
Stalin Exiled These Two Sisters To Kazakhstan. A Lifetime Later, They’re Finally Breaking Their Silence.
After the Soviet ruler banished thousands of “enemies of the state” to the empire’s furthest reaches, the shame and stigma kept most quiet for decades.
Silenced and threatened in his homeland, a Sudanese singer finally found freedom among the frozen fjords of Norway.
To protest the Vietnam War, I broke into a federal building. Half a century later, I finally got the chance to ask the judge why he made the shocking decision to let me walk.
A ceasefire was supposed to end the conflict in Ukraine last year, but in one dangerous no-man’s land the war wages on, and the hardy souls stuck in the middle constantly find new ways to survive.
Four decades after American planes littered Laos with explosives, locals are still uncovering bombs that didn’t detonate—often with grave consequences. But one entrepreneurial enclave has turned the dangerous devices into their greatest resource.
When my father joined our country’s fight for freedom from Mother Russia, I ran away from home to join him. Two decades later, I’m back on the front lines, wondering if my own children will ever know a world without war.
For hundreds of years, Hussein Yazdanpana’s family has fought for freedom from an endless array of enemy forces. But today’s battle is truly one for the ages.
A rebel since sixteen, Santiago Boc Tay finally laid down his arms after decades of war, but still vows he will show the next generation that revolutionary change is possible.
Pushed to the brink by the insanity of life in a land on military lockdown, one mysterious resident embarks on a decidedly bizarre piece of performance art.
Two years ago today, the headquarters of Ukraine’s uprising went up in flames while protestors were shot in the streets. Those who survived are determined to preserve the legacy of this sacred ground.