The 5 Most Important Questions About Afghanistan

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

Michael Kugelman |


For Shame

Wait, Pakistan is blasting India for treating women badly?

Rashmee Roshan Lall |


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


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 |


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 |


No Chickens or Cricket Bats

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

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |


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 |


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 |


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 |


We Are All Malala

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

Nadeem F. Paracha |


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Seven countries where Internet freedom is under threat.

Sanja Kelly |

Slide Show

Pakistan's Bid for Tolerance

A tour of 35 towns throughout the country in an investigation of civil society's capacity to counter Talibanization.

Waleed Ziad |


What Happens When the Lights Go Out in Karachi?

Three scary questions that keep Pakistanis up at night.

Shamila N. Chaudhary |


Wait, You Still Don't Like Us?

Why the Muslim world hasn't warmed toward America over the past four years.

Richard Wike |


Pakistan's Charm Offensive

Islamabad is making friends -- just not with America. 

Matthieu Aikins |


State of Terror

Why Obama should blacklist Pakistan -- not just the Haqqanis.

C. Christine Fair |

Slide Show

Reading Corinthians in Karachi

Haunting photos of Pakistan’s persecuted Christians.

Slide Show |


Race to the End

Pakistan's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea to develop battlefield nukes.

Tom Hundley |



AQ Khan, the father of Pakistan's atomic bomb and the worst nuclear proliferator in history, is launching a new political movement. His goal? No less than to become Pakistan's Nelson Mandela.

Simon Henderson |


AQ Khan Speaks to Foreign Policy

The worst nuclear proliferator in history sounds off on his political ambitions.

Simon Henderson |

Slide Show

Once Upon a Time in Karachi

Snapshots from a time when the cinemas were packed and the booze flowed. 

Slide Show |


Militant Reaffirms Role of Pakistan in Mumbai Attacks

U.S. and Indian officials say weeks of interrogating Zabiuddin Ansari yielded new evidence that Pakistani intelligence officers helped plan and direct the 2008 terror onslaught that cost six Americans and 160 others their lives.

Sebastian Rotella |

The List

The World's Most Meddlesome Supreme Courts

The United States isn't the only country where judges aren't exactly above the political fray.

Katie Cella |


No Country for Armed Men

Pakistan is in such bad shape, even the generals don't want to stage a coup.

Ahmed Rashid |


Debating the Failed States Index

Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.

Adrienne Klasa |