The List

Who's Who in WikiLeaks

The world leaders embarrassed by Cablegate.

Max Strasser |


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

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Andrew Lebovich |


The Road to Kabul Runs Through Kashmir

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

Ahmed Rashid |


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 |


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 |


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 |


India's Strategic Future

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

C. Raja Mohan |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


Inside Talibanistan

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

Peter Bergen |


Keep on Truckin'

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

Andrew C. Kuchins |


The Black Hole of Pakistan

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

Jishnu Das |


Pakistan Goes Rogue

What the sole footnote in Bob Woodward's Obama's Wars tells us about Europe's growing fears of a terrorist attack.

Simon Henderson |

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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


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 |


Bury the Graveyard

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

Christian Caryl |


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 |