Pakistan

The LWOT

The LWOT: Musharraf says Britain was complicit in torture; Domestic terrorism arrest made in Alaska

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Andrew Lebovich |

Feature

Spy Games

Why Pakistan let CIA contractor Raymond Davis go.

Scott Horton |

Argument

What the U.S. Is Leaving Behind in Pech

As the Army pulls out of a region that was once considered a success story, some clues as to what the larger drawdown may eventually look like.

Neil Shea |

Feature

A Return to Hell in Swat

The Pakistani Army -- and Gen. David Petraeus -- treated the counterinsurgency effort in the Swat Valley as a monumental success. A year later, things on the ground look quite a bit different.

Tara McKelvey |

The LWOT

The LWOT: British court convicts Awlaki-linked terror plotter; Texas terror suspect to plead not guilty

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: FBI arrests Saudi in alleged terrorism plot; Chesser gets 25 years in prison

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Khalden trainer gets 34 months; Government invokes state secrets in controversial case

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Andrew Lebovich |

Terms of Engagement

Slash and Burn

Congressional Republicans are bent on all but eliminating the U.S. government's foreign aid budget. And Defense Secretary Robert Gates may be the only one who can stop them.

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Terror camp trainer pleads guilty at Gitmo; House passes 90-day Patriot Act extension

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: House, on second try, passes Patriot Act extension; American linked to 7/7 bomber released from U.S. prison

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Andrew Lebovich |

Small Wars

This Week at War: Lost in Space

Can the Pentagon afford to protect its orbital interests?

Robert Haddick |

Small Wars

This Week at War: The Pakistan Scenario

How the United States could end up paying even more for an anti-American Egypt.

Robert Haddick |

Terms of Engagement

Let's Try This Again

Egypt could be a watershed moment for democracy promotion in the Arab world -- but only if the United States understands how it went wrong the last time.

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Ghailani receives life sentence in embassy bombings; U.K. announces counterterrorism reforms

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Obama to resume Gitmo trials; Supreme court declines habeas case

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

The Definition of Insanity

Nine years of engaging and bribing Pakistan haven't succeeded in getting Islamabad to reform its ways. So why does Biden think that this trip will produce different results?

Sumit Ganguly |

Argument

AfPak's Strategic Blinders

One month after the Obama administration's strategic review of the Afghan war, it's become clear that there's little willingness to change what increasingly looks like a failure in the making.

T.X. Hammes |

Dispatch

How Cricket Explains Pakistan

Forget England and its bold Test series victory over Australia. If you cared about cricket this year, you were watching Pakistan's slow implosion, played out on pitches from Islamabad to Dubai.

Rahul Bhattacharya |

Interview

The General Wants Back into His Labyrinth

Pakistan's former military leader has announced he's returning from exile and wants his old job back. Here's what he would do differently -- and why he wouldn't want Hamid Karzai as his counterpart next door.

Laura Wells |

Slide Show

Next Year's Wars

The 16 brewing conflicts to watch for in 2011.

International Crisis Group |

The List

Thank God It's Over

Before we say say goodbye to 2010, a look back at the year's achievements and disasters, natural and otherwise.

Suzanne Merkelson |

Feature

The Hidden War

The stories you missed in 2010: AfPak edition.

Rebecca Frankel |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Suicide bomber targets Sweden; Holder pushes back against criticism of stings

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Andrew Lebovich |

Terms of Engagement

The Sunshine Policy

The United States has quietly asked allies like Yemen and Pakistan for some extraordinary favors in its war on terrorism. Is it really so terrible if WikiLeaks forces them to explain those demands?

James Traub |

Argument

Al Qaeda's M&A Strategy

Is franchising a successful way to build a global terror network?

Daniel Byman |

The LWOT

The LWOT: WikiLeaks: Saudi citizens "most significant" terrorism funders

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Andrew Lebovich |

Terms of Engagement

The Land of No Good Options

The WikiLeaks cables show a U.S. diplomatic corps adept at diagnosing the big problems of American foreign policy -- and a country hopeless at solving them.

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Mohamud arrest sparks debate on entrapment; terrorist-linked passport forging ring broken up

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Andrew Lebovich |

The List

Who's Who in WikiLeaks

The world leaders embarrassed by Cablegate.

Max Strasser |