Articles by Robert Koehler
Partners in Terror
Robert Koehler “Je suis Charlie. Tout est pardonné.” Muhammad in tears adorns the new cover of Charlie Hebdo: “I am Charlie. All is forgiven.” This is bigger than satire. I take a deep...
Prosecuting High-Level Officials Isn't Enough: It's Time We Abolish the CIA
Robert Koehler The shock resonating from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s CIA torture report isn’t due so much to the revelations themselves, grotesque as the details are, but to the fact...
Ferguson and the "Us Vs. Them" Illusion
Robert Koehler As the grand jury’s decision on whether nor not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson loomed, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told a TV reporter “he’s preparing for peace and...
The Cancer of Violent Extremism
Robert Koehler “As we look to the future, one issue risks a cycle of conflict that could derail so much progress. And that is the cancer of violent extremism that has ravaged so many parts...
Our Kills are Clean and Secular; Theirs are Messy and Religious.
Robert Koehler Our kills are clean and secular; theirs are messy and religious. “In their effort to create a caliphate across parts of Iraq and Syria,” CNN tells us, “ISIS fighters have...
How Unarmed Peace Efforts Can Save Lives and Diffuse Conflict Even in War Zones
Robert Koehler "I think if we had a gun we would have been shot immediately.” This is as good a place to start as any, at the logical limits of violent self-defense. The speaker is Andres...