The appearance of Viktor Bout, the so-called "Merchant of Death," in a Manhattan courtroom this week represents a milestone in the long battle to stop the black market arms trade.
As the de facto president seeks to reassure foreign investors, it's clear that everyone's a little on edge.
Can a computer game teach the Army how to defeat the Taliban?
The real story behind Putin's return to the throne: Russia is headed for economic catastrophe, and nothing he does can stop it.
America did nearly everything wrong in the post-9/11 world. The post-Arab Spring world is our chance to finally get it right.
Generations of conquerors and marauders have come and gone in northern Afghanistan, but the paths on which they travel have endured.
Afghanistan is dying -- not because of the Taliban or the allied forces, but from minor ailments that are slowly killing off a population with no medical services to speak of.
Last month, NATO forces ceded this northern city to the Afghan army, calling it safe territory. But insurgent forces are on the doorstep.
After more than three decades of targeted killings, is there anyone left alive who can actually run Afghanistan?
The Taliban is taking credit for assassinating the Afghan president's powerful brother. But a personal feud seems more likely.
When it comes to bringing electricity to the developing world, small is beautiful.
Tim Pawlenty has the Reaganite foreign policy talking points down, but do they add up to anything?
Drawing down troops from Afghanistan is the right move. Now it's time to focus on the real threat in the neighborhood: the one coming from Pakistan.
The United States and the Taliban should be able to work out a compromise on Afghanistan. But will the Afghans be able to live with it?
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After a turbulent decade abroad, the Republican Party turns inward.
Management lessons for al Qaeda’s new boss.
Jon Huntsman may have been a no-show at the first 2012 GOP debate, but his comments about the U.S. footprint in Afghanistan made the most news. FP asked three Afghanistan experts to weigh in.
At a time of tight budgets, doubling down on a risky, easily foiled technology is more foolish than ever.
How a young Afghan went from policeman to murderer to saint.
In rural Afghanistan, girls aren't the only ones getting married too young.
The Yemeni-American firebrand preacher, Anwar al-Awlaki, won't replace Osama bin Laden as al Qaeda's No. 1 -- but Washington should be worried about his increasing prominence.