Kathy Gilsinan, The Atlantic

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Past articles by Kathy:

What I Found When I Looked for the Helpers

Even in the midst of death and divisiveness, people are working to fix different pieces of American life the pandemic broke. → Read More

China Escalates the Pandemic Propaganda War

As its global image takes a big hit, China is using an arsenal of spin, obfuscation, hyperbole, and outright disinformation to win back its reputation. → Read More

China Is Buying Global Influence on the Cheap

The U.S. gives more money than China to many international organizations. So why do they seem more sympathetic to Beijing? → Read More

The Army Corps of Engineers' Race to Convert Hotels and Convention Centers to Hospitals

The agency's first makeshift hospital was in New York’s Javits Center, and it is building or has built close to 30 similar projects around the country. → Read More

The Vermont National Guard’s Great Experiment

Atlantic Media presents Defense One, a site dedicated to providing news, analysis, and bold ideas to national security leaders, influential professionals, stakeholders and citizens navigating the unprecedented transformation of U.S. defense strategy and operations. → Read More

The Vermont National Guard’s Great Experiment

A few weeks ago, the state's Guardsmen got an impossible assignment. And then they pulled it off. → Read More

A Marine General’s Next Battle: Grocery-Store Logistics

Larry Nicholson once led 20,000 troops in Afghanistan; now he’s making sure you don’t run out of food during the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

The U.S. Once Wanted Peace in Afghanistan

Now it’s setting its sights much lower. → Read More

The Inconvenient Truth About ISIS

The group is even bigger now, and America’s conflict with Iran is only making the fight against it more complicated. → Read More

The One War Zone Trump Doesn’t Want to Leave

The president’s resistance to withdrawing from Iraq boils down to three of his main enemies: ISIS, Iran, and Obama. → Read More

C-SPAN Is So Hot Right Now

This is not a sign of a government working well. → Read More

Analysis: America’s Wars Wouldn’t Be Possible Without Contractors

But presidents usually ignore the thousands who have died. → Read More

The Soleimani Assassination Is America’s Most Consequential Strike This Century

The U.S. attack against the top Iranian general will have far greater repercussions than the killings of al-Qaeda and ISIS leaders. → Read More

An American Prisoner Comes Home From Iran

The Trump administration has made a priority of bringing prisoners home—and of pressuring Iran. With Xiyue Wang’s release, it can claim victory on two fronts. → Read More

Viewpoint: How Trump Turned the Military Against Itself

The president’s repeated interference in a Navy SEAL’s case shows that he cares about only one kind of military discipline—obedience to Trump. → Read More

Pompeo Was In the Loop

The secretary of state has been trying to distance himself from the impeachment hearings, but today's explosive testimony put him at center stage. → Read More

Pompeo Can’t Escape

The secretary of state has been trying to distance himself from the impeachment hearings, but today’s explosive testimony put him at center stage. → Read More

Melvyn Ingleby

Melvyn Ingleby is a journalist based in Istanbul and is a research associate at the French Institute of Anatolian Studies in Istanbul. → Read More

Erdoğan Defies Trump. So Why Do They Get Along?

The two have undeniable personal chemistry, but their countries are drifting apart. → Read More

The Slow-Boil Revolt: Retired Senior Military Officers Face a Dilemma

They're growing more concerned that the Trump administration doesn’t want their advice, and struggling with how much they can say publicly. → Read More