Afghanistan

Rebuttal

What Vali Nasr Gets Wrong

A former State Department insider has written a blistering account of the Obama administration’s missteps in Afghanistan. But is he right?

Sarah Chayes |

Argument

Wanted: Ph.D.s Who Can Win a Bar Fight

How to reform the Pentagon for "light footprint" interventions.

Fernando M. Luján |

Photo Essay

Good News from the Hindu Kush

How Afghanistan has changed for the better after more than a decade of war.

Elizabeth F. Ralph |

Feature

The Inside Story of How the White House Let Diplomacy Fail in Afghanistan

"My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience."

Vali Nasr |

Argument

Battle-Tested

Insiders debate America's misfires in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?

We asked everyone from an ex-president of Pakistan to a former Afghan spy chief to weigh in.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

What Went Right?

Critics of the war are missing the big picture: Afghanistan is much better off today.

Peter Bergen |

David Rothkopf

Lessons Learned (and Not)

Seven things we've learned after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

How Not to Withdraw from Afghanistan

Lessons from America's other war.

Jim McDermott |

Argument

The Incredible Shrinking United Nations

Can anyone stop Turtle Bay from fading into obscurity?

Suzanne Nossel |

Dispatch

Love Is a Battlefield

Are the Taliban using sex to fight America?

Mujib Mashal |

David Rothkopf

Size Matters

The miniaturization of U.S. foreign policy.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Why Is the United States Subsidizing Iran?

It's a veritable international mystery: How did Washington end up funding its adversaries in Tehran?

Frederick Starr |

Terms of Engagement

The Team of Buddies

Is President Obama’s national security team too like-minded and conservative about the limits of American power?

James Traub |

Argument

Mali Is Not a Stan

When it comes to covering Africa's latest conflict, it's suddenly amateur hour.

Laura Seay |

Micah Zenko

Investigate This

The U.N. will pry America's drones out of our cold, dead hands.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Sometimes They Come Back

How this zombie game explains our failure in Afghanistan.

Michael Peck |

Rational Security

America in Recline

Obama's foreign policy leans back from the world.

John Arquilla |

The List

Combat Roles

Women have been fighting and dying in America’s wars for years. Here are eight who were killed in action last year.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

Lawsuit: Kabul Embassy Guards Told To Lie About Long Hours

The saga of U.S. diplomatic security in Afghanistan continues.

Adam Zagorin |

The List

Over the Horizon

Five unlikely but extremely destabilizing global crises that Obama must prepare for now.

Martin Indyk |

Investigation

Mutiny in Kabul

An exclusive report on the troubled security team at America's most important embassy.

Adam Zagorin |

Rational Security

For Defense, Less Beef, More Chuck

Why Hagel's critics need to turn down the heat.

John Arquilla |