Bush's Legacy

Argument

Is There a Map to the Future?

The former head of the U.S. National Intelligence Council explains why governments try -- and fail -- to see over the horizon.

Robert Hutchings |

Feature

Lightning Rod

As Dick Cheney's punch-throwing memoir hits store shelves, Foreign Policy hosts a freewheeling debate on the legacy of America's most controversial vice president.

Suzanne Merkelson |

Argument

The Long War's Long Tail

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross's new book, Bin Laden's Legacy, wonders which side actually is winning the war on terror.

J.M. Berger |

The List

The Black Hole of 9/11

As we assess the legacy of the 10th anniversary of America's seminal terrorist attack, it's worth looking at 10 events from the past decade that have actually been more important.

David J. Rothkopf |

Argument

The Baghdad Syndrome

Eight not-so-simple steps to making sure that Libya doesn't repeat Iraq's mistakes.

Larry Kaplow |

Terms of Engagement

Ready for Day One

Meet the Libyan postwar planners who put the Bush administration's Iraq team to shame.

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: NYPD worked with CIA on surveillance - Report

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Jennifer Rowland and Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

The Cowboy Abroad

We know plenty about what Rick Perry, the GOP's newest presidential front-runner, thinks of America. But what about the rest of the world?

Erica Grieder |

Argument

Come Together

Leaders struggling to fix a world spiraling out of control are turning to international institutions. Are they up to the task?

David Bosco |

Terms of Engagement

All Guns, No Butter

What the debt ceiling deal tells us about the Tea Party's grim vision of American power.

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Dozens killed in Norway attacks

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Jennifer Rowland and Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: American indicted for terrorist incitement

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Andrew Lebovich |

Terms of Engagement

Lift One from the Gipper

Tim Pawlenty has the Reaganite foreign policy talking points down, but do they add up to anything?

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: DoJ limits CIA torture inquiry

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

The Road Home from Kabul

Drawing down troops from Afghanistan is the right move. Now it's time to focus on the real threat in the neighborhood: the one coming from Pakistan.

John Kerry |

Terms of Engagement

Let's Make a Deal

The United States and the Taliban should be able to work out a compromise on Afghanistan. But will the Afghans be able to live with it?

James Traub |

Terms of Engagement

Country First

After a turbulent decade abroad, the Republican Party turns inward.

James Traub |

Argument

It's Evening in America

At the first GOP presidential debate, the Bush-era neoconservative movement seemed as good as dead.

Michael A. Cohen |

Terms of Engagement

Game of Thrones

Morocco is the Arab world's last chance to prove that monarchs can reform their countries without getting thrown out of them.

James Traub |

EXCERPT

Confessions of a Vulcan

An insider's story of how the Bush administration lost Afghanistan.

Dov S. Zakheim |

The LWOT

The LWOT: NYPD arrests two in plot against synagogue; U.S. finds bin Laden "diary"

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Andrew Lebovich |

Photo Essay

The Few, the Proud, the Unready

Can Afghanistan's army stand on its own?

Photo Essay |

The LWOT

The LWOT: U.S. releases bin Laden videos; AQIM lauds bin Laden

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Al-Qaeda acknowledges bin Laden death

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Andrew Lebovich |

Terms of Engagement

Freedom From Fear

Now that he's accomplished the central aim of George W. Bush's foreign policy, Barack Obama can finally get started on his own.

James Traub |

Argument

Tortured Logic

The United States didn't need to waterboard anyone to get Osama bin Laden.

Matthew Alexander |

The LWOT

The LWOT: 16 dead in Marrakesh bombing; Gitmo lawyer seeks WikiLeaks access

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Massive cache of Gitmo docs released

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

The Prisoners' Dilemma

Does WikiLeaks' newest document dump tell us anything we don't know about Guantánamo, or is it just another reminder that the United States' least worst place is now its most intractable legal problem? FP asked four experts on military law and interrogation to weigh in on the Gitmo papers.

Charles Homans |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Pakistan arrests two Frenchmen for terror involvement

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Andrew Lebovich |