Pakistan

Micah Zenko

This Is Not the Drone Debate We're Looking For

How Rand Paul and company are totally missing the point.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Wayward in Waziristan

How the United States is blowing the war on terror in the most dangerous place in the world.

Akbar Ahmed |

Argument

Pakistan’s Wildcard

The mysterious Pakistani-Canadian cleric is back, and he’s shaking up the country’s politics.

Daniel Markey |

Rebuttal

What Vali Nasr Gets Wrong

A former State Department insider has written a blistering account of the Obama administration’s missteps in Afghanistan. But is he right?

Sarah Chayes |

Argument

Missing in Action

Extremists are destroying the fabric of Pakistani society. Where is the government?

Mosharraf Zaidi |

Feature

The Inside Story of How the White House Let Diplomacy Fail in Afghanistan

"My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience."

Vali Nasr |

Terms of Engagement

Return of the Gandhis

In the new India, everything is moving a mile a minute. Except politics.

James Traub |

Christian Caryl

It's Not About Us

Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.

Christian Caryl |

David Rothkopf

Size Matters

The miniaturization of U.S. foreign policy.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Why Is the United States Subsidizing Iran?

It's a veritable international mystery: How did Washington end up funding its adversaries in Tehran?

Frederick Starr |

Micah Zenko

Investigate This

The U.N. will pry America's drones out of our cold, dead hands.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Coup Season

Is Pakistan's meddlesome military up to its old tricks?

Arif Rafiq |

Terms of Engagement

Exit, Minus Strategy

Barack Obama has clearly decided to cut his losses in Afghanistan. Will all hell break lose when he does?

James Traub |

Argument

The 5 Most Important Questions About Afghanistan

Obama can't shirk the difficult issues when he meets with Karzai this week.

Michael Kugelman |

Argument

For Shame

Wait, Pakistan is blasting India for treating women badly?

Rashmee Roshan Lall |

Argument

Killing the 'Good Taliban'

The death of Mullah Nazir exposes why Pakistan's love affair with jihadis is likely to end in tears.

Arif Rafiq |

Special Report

Stowaway

A reporter travels the treacherous Pakistan-Afghanistan border by truck.

Matthieu Aikins |

The List

The Global Races to Watch Next Year

Eight elections that could change the world in 2013.

Ty McCormick |

Slide Show

Is It Over Yet?

Haunting photos of a year in the life of the war America is still fighting.

Slide Show |

The List

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2013

From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.

Louise Arbour |

Dispatch

The Midlife Crisis of Bangladesh

Bangladeshis want a reckoning with their bloody past. But they can do it without partisanship?

Joseph Allchin |

Terms of Engagement

Extrication Negotiations

The United States is ready to start talking to the Taliban about a peace deal again. But nothing's going to happen without Pakistan.

James Traub |

Sidebar

No Chickens or Cricket Bats

The strange list of Indian products you can't import in Pakistan.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

No Game Change

The bipartisan consensus in Washington about expanding ties with India may be good for New Delhi, but it's turned the election into a snoozer.

Sadanand Dhume |

Argument

Pakistani Power Play

If the United States wants to curb terrorism and nuclear proliferation, it needs to fundamentally rethink its relationship with Pakistan.

C. Christine Fair |

Argument

Don't Assume Iran Is the Greatest Threat

Five other dangers that deserve our immediate attention.

Daniel Byman |

David Rothkopf

An Army of One

How Malala can lead where America could not.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

We Are All Malala

Why can't Pakistanis condemn the Taliban for shooting a 14-year-old girl?

Nadeem F. Paracha |

Argument

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Seven countries where Internet freedom is under threat.

Sanja Kelly |