Now that he's accomplished the central aim of George W. Bush's foreign policy, Barack Obama can finally get started on his own.
The world's most notorious terrorist organization was never quite what Americans thought it was -- and Osama bin Laden's death doesn't mean that it's down for the count.
Can the Pakistani government's web of deceit survive the death of Osama bin Laden?
Does WikiLeaks' newest document dump tell us anything we don't know about Guantánamo, or is it just another reminder that the United States' least worst place is now its most intractable legal problem? FP asked four experts on military law and interrogation to weigh in on the Gitmo papers.
How crooked officials pulled off a massive scam, spent millions on Dubai real estate, and killed my partner when he tried to expose them.
The real schools of Afghanistan and Pakistan look nothing like the fantasy peddled by Greg Mortenson.
David Miliband has a plan for bringing both sides to the negotiating table in Afghanistan. But getting the Taliban to show up won't be easy.
Why cracking down on Afghanistan's opium business won't help stop the Taliban -- or the United States' own drug problems.
In the first installment of a regular weekly dispatch, Anna Badkhen returns to Northern Afghanistan to find a freezing, chaotic place.
The Pakistani Army -- and Gen. David Petraeus -- treated the counterinsurgency effort in the Swat Valley as a monumental success. A year later, things on the ground look quite a bit different.
Why the West should stop fighting with the Taliban for hearts and minds, and start letting the Islamists try their hand at governing.
How Washington's awkward handling of Middle East uprisings is playing into the hands of the Islamic Republic.
An FP slide show of Hamid Karzai's tumultuous nine years as president of Afghanistan.
Congressional Republicans are bent on all but eliminating the U.S. government's foreign aid budget. And Defense Secretary Robert Gates may be the only one who can stop them.
From Minsk to Cairo, the nonviolent democratic uprisings of the past decade have been influenced by the tactics and imagery of Serbia's 2000 Bulldozer Revolution.
In Moscow and Beijing, the powers that be are understandably unsettled by events in Cairo -- and Washington can't afford to ignore their reaction.
A tour through the WikiLeaks cables suggests that the China-U.S. relationship is far too strained for a single state dinner to resolve.
Here's how Obama can reverse the dangerous deterioration of conditions in America's longest war.
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?
The West needs Kazakhstan for energy, security, and help in Central Asia. But how can it promote democracy when the autocratic president is holding all the cards?
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.
The United States invaded Afghanistan to defeat al Qaeda. It should stay that way.
Why the key to winning in Afghanistan is peace between Islamabad and New Delhi.