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.
It's high time for the Obama administration to get serious about reducing nuclear tensions on the subcontinent.
The United States is still struggling to bring stability to Afghanistan. Why not ask India to help?
Why India needs to move from "strategic autonomy" to strategic cooperation with the United States.
While the world looks to Pakistan’s hinterlands, al Qaeda is swarming its largest city.
Afghanistan used to be the central front in the war against terrorism. Now it's a distraction from it.
Arundhati Roy was right to call India's presence in Kashmir a military occupation -- and throwing writers in jail won't solve the problem.
In Monsoon, our latter-day Kipling makes the case that America can't rule the whole world alone.
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.
From the Haqqani network to the Afghan Taliban, a look at a splintered enemy.
Why fuel supplies hold the key to success in Afghanistan -- but not for the reasons you think.
What the sole footnote in Bob Woodward's Obama's Wars tells us about Europe's growing fears of a terrorist attack.
If Obama wants to make progress, he needs to give up on making it overnight.
Is the allure of war by remote control the root cause of America's dangerously unbalanced foreign policy?
The rural, conservative refugees from Pakistan’s floods have not only lost their homes, but also their entire way of life.
Monsoons have caused the worst flooding in Pakistan's history. And the rains keep coming, taking some 1,400 lives to date and leveling tens of thousands of homes along the way.
With lions and jugglers and a big top, Islamabad sees a revival of an old-time tradition.
It’s time to wake up, Washington. Pakistan’s military is running the show in Islamabad, and the WikiLeaks revelations have only confirmed that supporting jihadi terrorist groups aren’t the actions of a few, rogue generals -- it’s government strategy.
Forget re-education camps for terrorists. Jailed extremists in Pakistan are kept in isolation -- from anyone who might change their mind about waging jihad.
If you want to figure out a way forward for Afghanistan, fake history is not the place to start.
Combating terrorists in Pakistan's borderlands was hard enough. Just wait until they take over the country's most populous province.
Worlds apart in language, culture, and daily routine, the top failed states still share a quality of life that is at best difficult and at worst fatal for the majority of the population.
Sometimes the toughest obstacles are the naturally occurring ones.
Somalia is the quintessential "failed state" -- and not just because it has topped Foreign Policy's Failed States Index since 2008.
Cold economic realities dictate that China is going to be the big player in the new Afghan gold rush -- and Washington had better wake up to that fact, soon.