Afghanistan

Dept Of Secrets

The Plan to Stop Green-on-Blue Violence

The Pentagon’s secret PowerPoint on Afghan insider attacks.

Nate Jones |

Special Report

Stowaway

A reporter travels the treacherous Pakistan-Afghanistan border by truck.

Matthieu Aikins |

Slide Show

Is It Over Yet?

Haunting photos of a year in the life of the war America is still fighting.

Slide Show |

EXCERPT

The Slab

One soldier's quest to honor a fallen comrade he didn't even know.

Jake Tapper |

Argument

Was It a Good Year in Afghanistan?

Looking back at a troubling 2012 filled with progress and peril, it's hard to determine whether the United States is winning this war.

Ian Livingston |

The List

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2013

From Turkey to Congo, next year's wars threaten global stability.

Louise Arbour |

Rational Security

Can There Be War Without Hate?

Surprisingly humane moments in combat -- and why they matter.

John Arquilla |

Argument

David and Paula

The Petraeus affair may be over, as far as the media circus is concerned. But its baleful aftereffects linger on.

Sarah Chayes |

Terms of Engagement

Extrication Negotiations

The United States is ready to start talking to the Taliban about a peace deal again. But nothing's going to happen without Pakistan.

James Traub |

Argument

Four More Years … in Exile

Can Republicans find their way out of the foreign-policy wilderness?

John Norris |

Slide Show

The FP Survey: The Wisdom of the Smart Crowd

FP's Global Thinkers weigh in on the year gone by and what's on the horizon for 2013.

Slide Show |

Feature

The Cult of Massoud

How Afghanistan’s Che Guevara still haunts Hamid Karzai.

James Verini |

Slide Show

The Cult

Afghanistan's national hero has started a craze on the streets of Kabul.

Slide Show |

Slide Show

Turkey for the Troops

Sixty years of Thanksgivings for American soldiers abroad.

Kevin Baron |

Argument

Trouble on the Home Front

The Petraeuses aren’t the military family we should be worried about.

Kathy Roth-Douquet |

The List

Broken Record

David Petraeus had critics before scandal struck -- they just tended to fly under the radar.

Uri Friedman |

Argument

Peace Talks

How war disappeared from American campaign rhetoric.

Mary Dudziak |

Situation Report

New documents from Benghazi show pointed concern

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.

Gordon Lubold |

Situation Report

Watchdog SIGAR blasts the ANSF

What Karzai’s election announcement means, Did the F-35 father a new Chinese baby? and more.

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

We're Winning in Afghanistan

Why hasn't the media noticed?

Stewart Upton |

Rational Security

Fight Night

How Barack Obama and Mitt Romney measure up on the seven foreign policy issues that really matter.

John Arquilla |

Feature

Afghanistan's Gray Future

It's Hamid Karzai's country now, and not everything is black and white.

Haseeb Humayoon |

Argument

Rewarding Impunity

Why is President Obama's attorney general handing out prizes for sweeping torture under the rug?

David Cole |

Dispatch

Afghanistan's Fiscal Cliff

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.

Matthieu Aikins |

Argument

Inside and Upside Down

Why the Pentagon's ad hoc plans to prevent green-on-blue attacks could backfire.

Simon Klingert |

Argument

Talking Our Way Out Of Afghanistan

NATO needs to negotiate with the Taliban NOW, before all the troops -- and our leverage -- are gone.

Matt Waldman |

The List

The 50-50 Club

Why pundits love splitting the difference on their predictions.

Lois Farrow Parshley |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Romney takes on Obama at the first presidential debate, Syria shells Turkey, and Georgia's opposition celebrates a surprise victory.

Slide Show |

Argument

Trust Fall

What's behind the inside attacks on U.S. forces in Afghanistan? The 2014 timeline for withdrawal.

Felisa Dyrud |