Micah Zenko

Where the Drones Are

Mapping the launch pads for Obama's secret wars.

Micah Zenko and Emma Welch |

The List

Romney: Year One

What would happen if you took Mitt Romney's foreign-policy promises extremely literally?

Daniel Drezner |

Small Wars

This Week at War: Does the U.S. Need More Aircraft Carriers?

The Pentagon sure wants more $15 billion boats, but it may have to look for other options. 

Robert Haddick |


Amateur Hour in Chicago

Obama knows that he can't succeed in Afghanistan without coming to terms with Pakistan. So why is his diplomacy so lousy?

Arif Rafiq |


Damned if You Do

Obama hasn't made a peep about cutting U.S. support to NATO -- though everyone agrees it's necessary to get Europeans to pay their fair share. And yet, Romney attacks him for it.

Michael A. Cohen |


Dereliction of Duty

Despite the rhetoric, the NATO summit offers no concrete plan to protect Afghan rights.

Kenneth Roth |

David Rothkopf

Obama's Debacle

The president has protected his right flank for now, but history won’t be so kind.

David Rothkopf |


The Government We Deserve

Americans are sick and tired of Washington's dysfunctional politics. But it's not Congress they should be angry at -- Americans got exactly the system of government they asked for.

Alasdair Roberts |

The List

Sonnets for the Mujahideen

The militant movement has a little-examined sensitive side.

Hanna C. Trudo |

Slide Show

Guarding Route Jeep

Haunting photos of the young Afghan recruits charged with guarding one of the country's -- and the Taliban's -- crucial supply routes.

Suchitra Vijayan |


Mad Libs: NATO

FP and the Atlantic Council asked a panel of experts to fill in the blanks on one of the world's most enduring alliances. 

Alessandra N Ram |


The bin Laden Files

What the al Qaeda leader's final correspondence tells us about his legacy.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |


The Next War

Americans are fooling themselves if they think the era of adventures abroad is over. In fact, another big international intervention is just around the corner. And we're not nearly ready for it.

Douglas A. Ollivant |

Behind the Numbers

The OBL Blowback

Is Obama's chest thumping a turnoff?

Scott Clement |


What a Difference 11 Years Makes

The new U.S.-Afghan Strategic Partnership Agreement sends a powerful message to Afghans, al Qaeda and the Taliban, our neighbors, and the world.

Shaida M. Abdali |


Hi, I Killed Osama bin Laden and I Approve This Message

Can Barack Obama ride the OBL raid to victory in November?

Michael A. Cohen |

Christian Caryl

Lying to Tell the Truth

Saving the world is no excuse for fudging the facts.

Christian Caryl |


Campaign Literature

Barack Obama is much stronger on foreign policy than Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie suggest.

Allison Good |


Some Good News from Afghanistan

With a new partnership agreement, the United States has a chance to wind down its mission with its interests intact.

Zalmay Khalilzad |


Why Do They Hate Us?

The real war on women is in the Middle East.

Mona Eltahawy |

Think Again

Think Again: Al Qaeda

A year after Osama bin Laden's death, the obituaries for his terrorist group are still way too premature.

Seth G. Jones |

In Box

The Things They Carried: The War Reporter

ABC News senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz reveals what's inside her carry-on bag.

Benjamin Pauker |

Reality Check

The New Arab Oz

We’re not in Kansas anymore, and there is no yellow brick road to guide us to salvation.

Aaron David Miller |

Slide Show

Northern Exposure

Exclusive photos from the new Foreign Policy's new eBook, Afghanistan by Donkey.

Javier Manzano |

Slide Show

Afghanistan the Beautiful

Exclusive photos from Foreign Policy's new eBook, Afghanistan by Donkey.

Thorne Anderson |


The New Islamists

How the most extreme adherents of radical Islam are getting with the times.

Olivier Roy |


State of Disrepair

If the State Department really wants to lead U.S. foreign policy, it needs to stop complaining about the military and act more like it.

Kori Schake |


The LWOT: Alleged 9/11 plotter to face death penalty trial

Foreign Policy and the New America Foundation bring you a weekly brief on the legal war on terror. You can read it on or get it delivered directly to your inbox -- just sign up here.

Jennifer Rowland |

Slide Show

Combat Camera

The year's best military photography.

Slide Show |