Looking back at a troubling 2012 filled with progress and peril, it's hard to determine whether the United States is winning this war.
From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.
Surprisingly humane moments in combat -- and why they matter.
The Petraeus affair may be over, as far as the media circus is concerned. But its baleful aftereffects linger on.
The United States is ready to start talking to the Taliban about a peace deal again. But nothing's going to happen without Pakistan.
Can Republicans find their way out of the foreign-policy wilderness?
FP's Global Thinkers weigh in on the year gone by and what's on the horizon for 2013.
The Petraeuses aren’t the military family we should be worried about.
David Petraeus had critics before scandal struck -- they just tended to fly under the radar.
Marines are so littoral, The Navy tries its hand at motorboat drones, The “red herring” of the military vote, What would make Stan McChrystal cringe, and more.
What Karzai’s election announcement means, Did the F-35 father a new Chinese baby? and more.
How Barack Obama and Mitt Romney measure up on the seven foreign policy issues that really matter.
It's Hamid Karzai's country now, and not everything is black and white.
Why is President Obama's attorney general handing out prizes for sweeping torture under the rug?
Kabul-watchers are rightly worried about what the withdrawal of Western aid money will mean for one of the most impoverished countries on the planet. But everyone's asking the wrong questions.
Why the Pentagon's ad hoc plans to prevent green-on-blue attacks could backfire.
NATO needs to negotiate with the Taliban NOW, before all the troops -- and our leverage -- are gone.
Romney takes on Obama at the first presidential debate, Syria shells Turkey, and Georgia's opposition celebrates a surprise victory.
What's behind the inside attacks on U.S. forces in Afghanistan? The 2014 timeline for withdrawal.
Why did the Pentagon award a $7 million Afghanistan security contract to this group of Native Americans in Oklahoma?
Twelve years after the Taliban blew up the world-famous Bamiyan Buddhas, a Chinese mining firm -- developing one of the world's largest copper deposits -- threatens to destroy another of Afghanistan's archeological treasures.