Bush's Legacy

The LWOT

The LWOT: Obama considers ignoring Congressional Gitmo ban; UK to modify but continue control orders

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Suicide bomber targets Sweden; Holder pushes back against criticism of stings

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Andrew Lebovich |

Terms of Engagement

The Sunshine Policy

The United States has quietly asked allies like Yemen and Pakistan for some extraordinary favors in its war on terrorism. Is it really so terrible if WikiLeaks forces them to explain those demands?

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: House effectively bans Gitmo closure, KSM civilian trial; Judge dismisses Awlaki targeted killing lawsuit

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Mohamud arrest sparks debate on entrapment; terrorist-linked passport forging ring broken up

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

LWOT special brief: Ghailani convicted on one count of conspiracy, cleared of murder charges

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

The Pause Button

If the Senate kills New START, is Obama's Russia policy dead, too?

Dmitri Trenin |

Argument

A War of His Own Making

On the day that defined his presidency, Bush never wavered from his decision: 9/11 meant war.

Blake Hounshell |

The List

Delusion Points

Don't fall for the nostalgia -- George W. Bush's foreign policy really was that bad.

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

Not Your Father's Cuba

What Marco Rubio and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen don't get about the new generation of Cuban-Americans.

Arturo Lopez-Levy |

Terms of Engagement

An Unnecessary War

Afghanistan used to be the central front in the war against terrorism. Now it's a distraction from it.

James Traub |

Argument

It's the Occupation, Stupid

Extensive research into the causes of suicide terrorism proves Islam isn't to blame -- the root of the problem is foreign military occupations.

Robert A. Pape |

Terms of Engagement

How Lebanon Was Lost

A former U.S. ally under Bush's Freedom Agenda, the country is now being neglected in the name of "engagement" with Syria -- and the results could be disastrous.

James Traub |

Terms of Engagement

Wallowing in Decline

Americans have gone from gloating over their global influence to bemoaning the loss of it. They were wrong then, and they're wrong now.

James Traub |

Argument

Gitmo Forever

President Obama has found that it's easier to make high-minded pledges to close the notorious prison than to actually get it done.

Barbara Slavin |

Rebuttal

What Do Red Teams Really Do?

Mark Perry paints a misleading portrait of how the U.S. government thinks of Hezbollah and Hamas.

Bilal Y. Saab |

Argument

How Different Is Obama from Bush on Terrorism?

The U.S. president has found himself caught in some old legal traps -- while creating new ones of his own.

Noah Feldman |

Argument

Yes, America Is Exporting Terrorism

Why the latest WikiLeaks revelations matter.

Paul R. Pillar |

Argument

America's First Muslim President

Muslim Americans helped elect George W. Bush, but now they're leaving the Republican Party in droves. It didn't have to be this way.

Suhail A. Khan |

Dispatch

Imprisoned Beliefs

Forget re-education camps for terrorists. Jailed extremists in Pakistan are kept in isolation -- from anyone who might change their mind about waging jihad.

Rania Abouzeid |

Dispatch

A Lack of Conviction

Prosecutors at the U.S. military tribunals in Guantánamo are proclaiming success for their stripped-down judicial model. But the abysmal trial record tells another story.

Stacy Sullivan |

Feature

Bury the Graveyard

If you want to figure out a way forward for Afghanistan, fake history is not the place to start.

Christian Caryl |

Terms of Engagement

Bad Politics Is Better Than No Politics

Why Iraq's bloody democracy isn't so terrible.

James Traub |

Interview

The Long Emergency

Barack Obama's administration is taking an expansive, ambitious approach to global health. Does that mean giving up on combating HIV/AIDS?

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Argument

The Oliver Stone Show

South of the Border is no portrait of Hugo Chávez or the Latin American left; it's about how one U.S. director views the world.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Feature

Bank Shot

Nine years after 9/11, getting between extremist groups and their funding remains an uphill struggle.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

Bashir’s Campaign of Fear

The South Sudanese will probably re-elect their incumbent in this month’s elections. But it’s not because they like him.

Maggie Fick |

Argument

The Torture Commission We Really Need

It’s not enough just to understand what went wrong in the Justice Department. We need to start fixing it, too.

David Kaye |

Argument

What the Neocons Got Right

Believe it or not, they made a few good calls.

Steven A. Cook |