Pakistan

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 |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Holder to announce 9/11 trial site "soon"; no verdict yet in Ghailani trial

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

The Road to Kabul Runs Through Kashmir

Why the key to winning in Afghanistan is peace between Islamabad and New Delhi.

Ahmed Rashid |

Argument

How to Win Back Pakistan

Nine years into the war in Afghanistan, the United States should have a clear idea of Pakistan's interests there. It's time to take these lessons to heart -- and start applying the right incentives.

Michael O'Hanlon |

Argument

Breaking Pakistan's Nuclear Addiction

It's high time for the Obama administration to get serious about reducing nuclear tensions on the subcontinent.

Daryl G. Kimball |

Argument

We Need an Indian Civilian Surge

The United States is still struggling to bring stability to Afghanistan. Why not ask India to help?

Richard Fontaine |

Argument

India's Strategic Future

Why India needs to move from "strategic autonomy" to strategic cooperation with the United States.

C. Raja Mohan |

Argument

The Karachi Project

While the world looks to Pakistan’s hinterlands, al Qaeda is swarming its largest city.

Ali K. Chishti |

Terms of Engagement

An Unnecessary War

Afghanistan used to be the central front in the war against terrorism. Now it's a distraction from it.

James Traub |

Argument

Killing the Messenger

Arundhati Roy was right to call India's presence in Kashmir a military occupation -- and throwing writers in jail won't solve the problem.

Anuj Chopra |

Argument

Robert Kaplan's New Global Geography

In Monsoon, our latter-day Kipling makes the case that America can't rule the whole world alone.

Blake Hounshell |

Feature

Is There Any Way to Fix Pakistan?

From washed-out roads and bridges to the frayed state of Islamabad politics, Pakistan is a country in sorry shape. An FP special report on how things could go from bad to better.

Andrew Swift |

Feature

Inside Talibanistan

From the Haqqani network to the Afghan Taliban, a look at a splintered enemy. 

Peter Bergen |

Argument

Keep on Truckin'

Why fuel supplies hold the key to success in Afghanistan -- but not for the reasons you think.

Andrew C. Kuchins |

Argument

The Black Hole of Pakistan

Are billions of dollars of U.S. aid going to waste?

Jishnu Das |