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Filling Saleh's Shoes

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

Tom Finn |

Reality Check

The Goldilocks Principle

No one's perfect, and surely not President Obama. But in the rough and tumble world of foreign policy, it's hard to argue he hasn't done most things just about right.

Aaron David Miller |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Attorney General says U.S. can target Americans

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Jennifer Rowland |

David Rothkopf

Iran Is the Great Distraction

Why Obama and Netanyahu are having the wrong conversation this week.

David Rothkopf |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Obama sidesteps NDAA detainee provisions

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Jennifer Rowland |

Photo Essay

Obama’s Shadow Wars

Missile-wielding drones and elite Special Forces units are the new face of American power, and the White House is increasingly relying on them to fight terror in the farthest corners of the globe.

Photo Essay |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Gitmo sees first tentative plea deal

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Jennifer Rowland |

Argument

The League of Arab Societies

It’s high time for a new Arab League -- one that reflects and supports the rising (and struggling) wave of liberals across the Middle East and North Africa.

Ahmed Charai and Joseph Braude |

Argument

The Odd Couple

Iran and al Qaeda might seem like strange bedfellows. But their relationship goes back years.

Daniel Byman |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Underwear bomber receives life sentence

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Chicago cab driver pleads guilty to material support charge

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Jennifer Rowland |

Argument

Votes Versus Rights

The debate that's shaping the outcome of the Arab Spring.

Charles Kurzman |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Four plead guilty to London Stock Exchange plot

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Guilty plea in Maryland terrorism case

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Denver man charged with material support

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Al-Nashiri hearing focuses on mail debate

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Gitmo observes 10-year anniversary

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The LWOT

The LWOT: U.S. citizen charged with terrorism offense in Florida

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The LWOT

The LWOT: State Department establishes Bureau of Counterterrorism

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Tarek Mehanna convicted on all charges

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Jennifer Rowland |

Terms of Engagement

A Little Humility

If Iraq has taught us anything, let it be this.

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Iraqi VP wanted on terrorism charges

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Government approves military custody for terrorist suspects

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Senate, House edit detainee provision in defense bill

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: AP report describes secret CIA prison in Romania

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The LWOT

The LWOT: U.N. tightens sanctions on Eritrea

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: NYC "al-Qaeda sympathizer" faces terrorism charges

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Norway's anti-terrorism laws tested in conspiracy case

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Alleged Cole bomb planner arraigned at Gitmo

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Jennifer Rowland |

Photo Essay

Black Flag

A mysterious Islamist banner has been popping up across the Middle East, from Benghazi to Lebanon. Is it a simply a sign of faith or the battle flag of al Qaeda?

William McCants |