Pakistan

Terms of Engagement

The Indispensable Nation's Indispensable Weapon

Obama can't live without drones, Pakistan can't live with 'em. So the president bowed to the Islamic street.

James Traub |

Argument

Sharifistan

The winner of Pakistan’s monumental election can celebrate democracy in action, but there’s still a long way to go.

Arif Rafiq |

Dispatch

Janus in Islamabad

Is Pakistan's once and likely future prime minister someone the United States can work with?

Emily Cadei |

Think Again

Pakistan’s Rollercoaster Election

Is this a generationally significant change of power, or more of the same dysfunction?

Michael Kugelman |

Argument

It's Morning in Islamabad

Yes, it’s broke, violent, and tumultuous. But here are five reasons Pakistan is better off than you think.

Mosharraf Zaidi |

Argument

Kabul's Unlikely New Ally

Has Pakistan decided it's finally time to embrace Afghanistan?

Daniel Sagalyn |

Argument

Well, This Is Awkward

How Pervez Musharraf's foolish return to Pakistan is creating problems for the United States.

Daniel Markey |

The List

The Stories You Missed

What happened around the world while the world was watching Boston.

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

Musharraf’s Great Folly Tests the Army

Pakistan's former dictator returned home to what he thought would be a hero's welcome. Instead, a court ordered his arrest -- and put the military in an awkward spot.

Arif Rafiq |

Micah Zenko

An Inconvenient Truth

Finally, proof that the United States has lied in the drone wars.

Micah Zenko |

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 |