Pakistan

Argument

What's Wrong with Pakistan?

Why geography -- unfortunately -- is destiny for South Asia's troubled heartland.

Robert D. Kaplan |

Failed States

The Watch List

Predicting state failure isn't as hard as you think.

Jay Ulfelder |

The List

The Dictator Hunter's Wanted List

9 former autocrats and bad guys that should be made to pay for their crimes.

Reed Brody |

The List

An Annotated Guide to All Those White House Leaks

The 10 Obama administration disclosures that Attorney General Eric Holder should investigate.

Uri Friedman |

Argument

The Patience Runs Out

The United States has put up with Pakistan's insidious double game for a decade now. Not anymore.

Shamila N. Chaudhary |

Slide Show

The Battle at the Top of the World

A look at the remote glacial region where Pakistan and India are locked in a tense, and seemingly pointless, stalemate over frozen wilderness.

Slide Show |

Dispatch

Cold War

Why are India and Pakistan sacrificing hundreds of soldiers' lives over an uninhabitable icy wasteland?

Myra MacDonald |

Argument

Killing It

Why President Obama's kill list controversy is only good news for his reelection campaign.

Michael A. Cohen |

Dispatch

Shotgun Divorce

Pakistan's top diplomat is charged with resurrecting a relationship with the United States that seems only to get worse with time.

David Kenner |

Argument

Kill the Kill List

The Obama administration is grossly misreading international law when it comes to targeting terrorists.

Daphne Eviatar |

Argument

Losing Polio

Did the CIA ruin our chance to eradicate one of the world's worst diseases?

Laurie Garrett |

Argument

Amateur Hour in Chicago

Obama knows that he can't succeed in Afghanistan without coming to terms with Pakistan. So why is his diplomacy so lousy?

Arif Rafiq |

Argument

Uh-Oh. Pakistan Can't Pay Its Electric Bills.

How an energy crisis became an economic and political crisis too.

Colin Cookman |

Argument

The bin Laden Files

What the al Qaeda leader's final correspondence tells us about his legacy.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

Christian Caryl

Lying to Tell the Truth

Saving the world is no excuse for fudging the facts.

Christian Caryl |

Think Again

Think Again: Al Qaeda

A year after Osama bin Laden's death, the obituaries for his terrorist group are still way too premature.

Seth G. Jones |

Letters

Strike Out

David Rohde says the Pakistani military finds drone strikes effective. But research suggests they increase terrorist activity in the short run.

Allison Good |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Britain allowed to extradite five alleged extremists

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Jennifer Rowland |

Argument

Fighting the Great Firewall of Pakistan

How an unlikely free-speech campaign defeated the censors.

Rebecca MacKinnon |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Alleged 9/11 plotter to face death penalty trial

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Jennifer Rowland |

Interview

Pakistan's $10 Million Terrorist Talks

A conversation with Hafiz Mohamed Saeed.

Al Aan TV |

Argument

Failure 2.0

India's big, new foreign policy idea is even worse than its last one. And that's saying something.

Sadanand Dhume |

David Rothkopf

Iran Is the Great Distraction

Why Obama and Netanyahu are having the wrong conversation this week.

David Rothkopf |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Obama sidesteps NDAA detainee provisions

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Jennifer Rowland |

Argument

Above the Law

Pakistan's activist lawyers and judges may have thrown out Pervez Musharraf, but they're no democrats. In fact, they're a grave and growing threat to Pakistan's future.

Anatol Lieven |

Argument

My Drone War

American drones have changed everything for al Qaeda and its local allies in Pakistan, becoming a fact of life in a secret war that is far from over.

Pir Zubair Shah |

Photo Essay

Obama’s Shadow Wars

Missile-wielding drones and elite Special Forces units are the new face of American power, and the White House is increasingly relying on them to fight terror in the farthest corners of the globe.

Photo Essay |

Argument

Open Relationship

The United States is doing something right in the war on terror.

Frank Cilluffo |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Chicago cab driver pleads guilty to material support charge

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Jennifer Rowland |

Christian Caryl

Guns and Butter

Countries around the world are finding that military involvement in private business is a major barrier to reform. But pensioning off CEOs in uniform is easier said than done.

Christian Caryl |