Pakistan

Terms of Engagement

A Long Road Ahead in Pakistan

If Obama wants to make progress, he needs to give up on making it overnight.

James Traub |

Micah Zenko

Addicted to Drones

Is the allure of war by remote control the root cause of America's dangerously unbalanced foreign policy?

Micah Zenko |

Dispatch

What the Waters Washed Away

The rural, conservative refugees from Pakistan’s floods have not only lost their homes, but also their entire way of life.

Rania Abouzeid |

Slide Show

The Great Flood

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.

Slide Show |

Argument

Zardari's Katrina

Why is Pakistan’s president junketing while his people drown?

Fatima Bhutto |

Slide Show

Pakistan's Carnival

With lions and jugglers and a big top, Islamabad sees a revival of an old-time tradition.

Slide Show |

Argument

With Friends Like These...

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.

Sumit Ganguly |

Dispatch

Imprisoned Beliefs

Forget re-education camps for terrorists. Jailed extremists in Pakistan are kept in isolation -- from anyone who might change their mind about waging jihad.

Rania Abouzeid |

Feature

Bury the Graveyard

If you want to figure out a way forward for Afghanistan, fake history is not the place to start.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Hiding In Plain Sight

Combating terrorists in Pakistan's borderlands was hard enough. Just wait until they take over the country's most populous province.

Ahmad Majidyar |

Failed States

Reality Check: How Bad Are They?

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.

Andrew Swift |

Photo Essay

Postcards from Hell

Images from the world's most failed states.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Failed States

Actually, It's Mountains

Sometimes the toughest obstacles are the naturally occurring ones.

Robert D. Kaplan |

In Box

Dangerous Weakness

Somalia is the quintessential "failed state" -- and not just because it has topped Foreign Policy's Failed States Index since 2008.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Argument

Chinese Takeout

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.

Aziz Huq |

Dispatch

Pakistan's New Networks of Terror

It's not just about Waziristan anymore. How the country's various militias are joining forces -- and what it could mean for attacks within the United States.

Imtiaz Gul |

Argument

Crazy Like a Fox

In a fit of anger, Hamid Karzai axes his director of intelligence, Amrullah Saleh. But is there method to his madness?

Elizabeth Rubin |

Argument

The Rupture

Could the killing of Al Qaeda's No. 3, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, sever the ties between the terrorist group and the Taliban?

Paul Cruickshank |

Argument

Drone Wars

The Obama administration won't tell the truth about America's new favorite weapon -- but that doesn't mean its critics are right.

C. Christine Fair |

Photo Essay

The Dark Side of Cricket

From apartheid South Africa to Bollywood financiers, the sport of cricket boasts a storied political history. Here's a look at some of the game's most controversial moments.

Andrew Swift |

Argument

Still Partners

Pakistan needs U.S. help now more than ever.

Dick Lugar |

Document

Al-Qaeda Central

An Assessment of the Threat Posed by the Terrorist Group Headquartered on the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border

Barbara Sude |

Prime Numbers

The Almanac of Al Qaeda

FP's definitive guide to what's left of the terrorist group.

Peter Bergen |

Document

The Year of the Drone

An Analysis of U.S. Drone Strikes in Pakistan, 2004-2010

Peter Bergen |

Document

The Militant Pipeline

Between the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region and the West

Paul Cruickshank |

Argument

Should Pakistan Get a Nuke Deal?

Only if it finally abandons its support for terrorism.

C. Christine Fair |

Interview

Interview: António Guterres

From Darfur to Afghanistan, the U.N.’s point man on refugees says, the world’s conflicts are getting “more worrisome and more difficult to solve.”

Elizabeth Dickinson |