Pakistan

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 |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Hezbollah suspect leads Thai police to chemical stash

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Jennifer Rowland |

Argument

Pakistan's Slow-Motion Coup

Islamabad’s generals are out to destroy Pakistani democracy. Obama should try to stop them.

C. Christine Fair |

In Other Words

Pakistan the Unreal

A son's tale of a death ripped from the headlines -- and the novel that foretold it.

Aatish Taseer |

Argument

Obama Should Apologize

The facts are in: NATO forces mistakenly killed Pakistani soldiers. It’s time to swallow American pride and say we’re sorry.

C. Christine Fair |

Photo Essay

Next Year, in Review

From the fall of Ahmadinejad, Assad, Castro, and Chavez to the rise of cyberattacks -- the top 13 stories that could dominate the headlines in 2012.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

The Sick Man of Pakistan

In Dubai for medical treatment with coup rumors swirling back home, Asif Ali Zardari's presidency appears to be on its last legs. So what else is new?

Shamila N. Chaudhary |

Dispatch

Northern Distribution Nightmare

Tensions in Pakistan are running high. So, to resupply U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Washington’s having to cut deals with some very unsavory regimes.

David Trilling |

Argument

The Generals Have No Clothes

Islamabad's generals have been sponsoring the deaths of Americans for years, and yet Obama does nothing. Why?

Kapil Komireddi |

In Box

The Stories You Missed in 2011

10 events and trends that were overlooked this year, but may be leading the headlines in 2012.

Joshua E. Keating |

The LWOT

The LWOT: NYC "al-Qaeda sympathizer" faces terrorism charges

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Norway's anti-terrorism laws tested in conspiracy case

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Jennifer Rowland |

Argument

Pakistan's Alternate Universe

What possible motive does Islamabad have for supporting Afghanistan's bloody insurgency?

John R. Schmidt |

Slide Show

Portrait of a Megalopolis

A closer look at Karachi, the "City of Lights," from its slums to its skyscrapers.

Slide Show |

Dispatch

City of the Future

Karachi is violent, unhealthy, and unequal. Is that so bad?

Steve Inskeep |