Afghanistan

In Box

Please, Don't Send Food

A new study suggests that food aid could actually prolong conflict rather than resolve it.

Joshua E. Keating |

The List

An Annotated Guide to All Those White House Leaks

The 10 Obama administration disclosures that Attorney General Eric Holder should investigate.

Uri Friedman |

Slide Show

The View From Kandahar

Photographer Louie Palu's portraits of the war down south.

Louie Palu |

Trip Report

Life After Karzai

America might not be able to pick a winner in Afghanistan, but at least it can try to block a loser.

Michael O'Hanlon |

Argument

The Patience Runs Out

The United States has put up with Pakistan's insidious double game for a decade now. Not anymore.

Shamila N. Chaudhary |

Argument

Killing It

Why President Obama's kill list controversy is only good news for his reelection campaign.

Michael A. Cohen |

Interview

The Obama Paradox

A conversation with David Sanger, author of a new book on Obama's secret wars. 

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Kill the Kill List

The Obama administration is grossly misreading international law when it comes to targeting terrorists.

Daphne Eviatar |

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 |

Argument

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 |

Argument

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 |

Argument

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 |

Argument

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 |

Feature

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 |

Argument

The bin Laden Files

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

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

Argument

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 |

Argument

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 |

Argument

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 |

Letters

Campaign Literature

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

Allison Good |

Argument

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 |

Feature

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 |