Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.
When there's a foreign finger on the trigger, is Washington still accountable when innocents die?
We're all to blame for giving al Qaeda's magazine more credit than it's due.
For the Syrian regime's faithful mouthpieces, victory is always around the corner.
The improbable tale of a West Virginia heiress the Pentagon hired to take on Somalia's jihadists.
Was Abdul Jalil al-Fransi an al Qaeda fighter -- or a French spy?
Al Qaeda makes it official: The terror group is trying to extend its medieval rule from Baghdad to Damascus.
The persistent dangers of low-tech warfare.
Why John Brennan should give a passport and $10K to every Gitmo prisoner.
Amid the drug palaces of northern Mali, it's easy to see why this war will be hard to win.
Eric Harroun claims to have joined up with an al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria’s brutal civil war. We tracked him down, but getting the truth was more difficult.
In the war for the heart of northern Mali, the real fear isn’t al Qaeda, it’s the criminals and fundamentalists lurking just around the corner.
Explaining one of history's most egregious strategic non sequiturs.
Budget hawks' plans to cut funding for political and social science aren't just short-sighted and simple-minded -- they'll actually hurt national security.
The U.S. spent billions promoting democracy in Iraq. Now the official verdict is in: It was all for nothing.
Extremists are destroying the fabric of Pakistani society. Where is the government?
"My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience."
We asked everyone from an ex-president of Pakistan to a former Afghan spy chief to weigh in.
Critics of the war are missing the big picture: Afghanistan is much better off today.
Islamist groups are bankrolling terror groups across the Middle East and pretending it's aid work.
An exclusive trove of al Qaeda documents found in this fabled city shows a theocracy in the making in Mali.
Obama's cabinet had a plan to take down Bashar al-Assad. What went wrong?