al Qaeda

Budget Wars

Bipartisan Bloat

If there's one thing that Obama and Romney agree on, it's more military spending. Too bad they're both wrong.

Christopher Preble |

Small Wars

Strategic Error

When the big picture misses the point.

Robert Haddick |

Argument

Fiasco in the Levant

Unless the United States gets serious now about its postwar planning, Syria could spin out of control.

James Dobbins |

Argument

The Scorpion and the Frog

For years, Syria supported a witches' brew of terrorist groups across the Middle East. Now, it's payback time.

Ty McCormick |

Trip Report

Kangaroo Court

The Obama administration has done much to clean up the legal mess in Guantánamo. But as the ongoing trial of a top al Qaeda suspects makes clear, it has not done nearly enough.

Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno |

Slide Show

Hometown of a Terrorist

Images of a rare journey to Tesawa, the isolated Libyan village that reared Aby Yahu al-Libi, al Qaeda's once-feared second-in-command.

Slide Show |

Argument

Is Nigeria the Next Front in the War on Terror?

The country's sectarian violence is getting out of control.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

Dispatch

A Hollow Victory

Yemen's new president claims to have driven al Qaeda from its strongholds. But Yemenis fear the militants will be back.

Adam Baron |

Letters

Terrorized

Facts on the ground just don't square with talk of an al Qaeda comeback.

Hillary Hurd |

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 |

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

Up Close and Angry

The CIA's Sabrina De Sousa dishes on the Bush administration officials who ordered the botched extraordinary rendition operation -- or kidnapping, if you're an Italian judge -- that made her a wanted woman.

Jeff Stein |

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 |

Terms of Engagement

Terrorist Fishing in the Yemen

The Obama administration has doubled down on the use of drones to go after bad guys. How long until the blowback comes?

James Traub |

Argument

Where Democracy Is America’s Second Choice

For Washington, democracy promotion in Yemen continues to take a back seat to the fight against Al-Qaeda.

Francisco Martin-Rayo |

Slide Show

The New al Qaeda Franchises

Al Qaeda itself may be diminished after the death of Osama bin Laden, but its affiliates are still sowing instability around the world.

Lois Parshley |

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 |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Anders Behring Breivik on trial in Norway

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Jennifer Rowland |

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 |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Britain allowed to extradite five alleged extremists

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Jennifer Rowland |

Dispatch

Yemeni Idol

It's not easy being the second-biggest rock band in Sanaa.

Gaar Adams |

Christian Caryl

The Lesson from Mali: Do No Harm

An African success story is in trouble. Is the West's intervention in Libya to blame?

Christian Caryl |

The LWOT

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

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Jennifer Rowland |

Argument

We're Winning This Fight

The prime minister of Somalia, present at yesterday's deadly bombing in Mogadishu, on why terrorism won't disrupt his country's turn for the better.

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Christian militia members acquitted

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: French homegrown extremist shot dead

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Jennifer Rowland |

Profile

Filling Saleh's Shoes

Yemen's new president has his work cut out for him. Is he up to the task?

Tom Finn |