Pakistan

Terms of Engagement

The Pit of Despair

In the streets of Pakistan, people have had it about up to here. For the Obama administration’s diminished goals there, maybe that’s not a bad thing.

James Traub |

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 |