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In Pakistan, Slow and Steady Just Might Win the Race

Yes, terrorism is a problem. But Pakistan is making remarkable headway in its transition to democracy.

Sheila Fruman |

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The Unconstant Gardener

How President Obama could have kept friends as friends and nipped the NSA fallout in the bud.

Daniel Drezner |

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We Are All Eurotrash Now

From Miley Cyrus to Arcade Fire, how the disco beats of Berlin conquered the world.

Jon Natchez |

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The U.S.-Saudi Royal Rumble

Seven ways the House of Saud could make things very unpleasant for Washington.

Simon Henderson |

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What to Pack When You're Leaving a War

As the U.S. retrograde hits its peak, what will America really leave behind in Afghanistan?

Frank Jacobs |

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The Greatest Enemy of Privacy Is Ambiguity

If we can't define what it means to be left alone, don't be surprised when the government comes knocking.

J.M. Berger |

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All Talk

Can negotiations that don’t even have an agenda bring peace to Bahrain?

Elizabeth Dickinson |

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The Unmanned Wingman

Why drones will never replace fighter jocks.

Greg Malandrino |

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Vote of the Living Dead

Not all election monitors are the same: some of them are out to devour democracy.

Christopher Walker |

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An Open Letter to the NSA

A former agency insider explains how the NSA must change in the aftermath of the Snowden revelations.

JOHN R. SCHINDLER |

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Doing Away with Et Cetera

Bosnia's current constitution leaves some people unrepresented. It's time to move away from ethnicity and toward citizenship.

Luka Oreskovic |

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The Anti-Surge

How Obama snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq.

John McCain |

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The Clean Plate Club

From Senegal to St. Louis, the world wastes an astonishing amount of food every year. So why is it so hard to cut down on leftovers, save the environment, and feed the hungry?

John Norris |

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How We Won in Iraq

And why all the hard-won gains of the surge are in grave danger of being lost today.

David H. Petraeus |

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Peso Me Mucho

Why Mexico is the new darling of emerging markets.

Michael Moran |

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Assad's War of Starvation

The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.

John F. Kerry |

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The Dissident's Toolkit

Want to topple an autocrat? Street demonstrations are just one tool among many.

Erica Chenoweth |

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Economic Experiments and the Battle for East Asia

Why the race for dominance in East Asia is about economic strength, not military power.

Ely Ratner |

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Yad Vashem's Arab Blinders

Why won't Israel's Holocaust memorial recognize the righteous Arabs that saved Jews from the Nazis?

Robert Satloff |

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Beware of the Middle East's Fake Feminists

Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn't get away with it.

Samia Errazzouki |

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High North or High Tension?

How to head off war in the last frontier on Earth.

Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret) |

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Rogue State

Think Israel wouldn't strike Iran's nukes in defiance of America's wishes? Think again.

Uri Sadot |

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Georgia's Surprising New Normal

For the first time in recent memory, Georgia's presidential race isn't about the big names.

Michael Cecire |

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The Fire Next Time

Why another debt crisis would be a national security disaster.

Robert D. Hormats |

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The End of OPEC

Forty years after the Arab oil embargo, new technologies are dramatically reshaping the geopolitics of the Middle East.

Amy Myers Jaffe |

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Strings Attached

How politics and fear threaten a new global effort to combat terrorist recruitment.

Will McCants |

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Peace Through Strength

How no-nonsense negotiations can prevent a war with Iran.

Sen. Rand Paul |

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After Kayani

The man who kept Pakistan together is retiring. Now what?

Arif Rafiq |

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One-Two Punch

Why Obama needs both Tehran and Moscow to make a deal in Syria.

Brian Katulis |