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Feature

Assassin Nation

After more than three decades of targeted killings, is there anyone left alive who can actually run Afghanistan?

Edward Girardet |

The LWOT

The LWOT: American indicted for terrorist incitement

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Somali indicted after secret arrest, interrogation

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Andrew Lebovich |

Dispatch

Trouble Down South

For Saudi Arabia, Yemen's implosion is a nightmare.

Ellen Knickmeyer |

The LWOT

The LWOT: DoJ limits CIA torture inquiry

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

Don't Be Evil

What Google doesn't get about violent extremism -- and how it can do better.

William McCants |

Argument

The Road Home from Kabul

Drawing down troops from Afghanistan is the right move. Now it's time to focus on the real threat in the neighborhood: the one coming from Pakistan.

John Kerry |

The List

The World's Most Dangerous Borders

Thirteen places you don't want to be stuck at.

Philip Walker |

Terms of Engagement

Let's Make a Deal

The United States and the Taliban should be able to work out a compromise on Afghanistan. But will the Afghans be able to live with it?

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Two arrested in Seattle terror plot; Guantánamo gets a new prosecutor

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

Get Out, or Get the Hell Out?

President Obama's speech highlights one inconvenient truth: The United States is running out of time in Afghanistan. And the only question, it seems, is how fast to head for the exits.

Kelsey Suemnicht |

Think Again

Think Again: Failed States

On 9/11, the West woke up to the threat posed by failed states. But did we actually understand it?

James Traub |

Failed States

The Brutal Truth

Failed states are mainly a threat to their own inhabitants. We should help them anyway.

Stewart Patrick |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Ayman al-Zawahiri appointed al-Qaeda leader

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Andrew Lebovich |

Terms of Engagement

Country First

After a turbulent decade abroad, the Republican Party turns inward.

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Chicago man convicted of supporting Lashkar-e-Taiba

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

Al Qaeda's Toughest Task

Slain jihadi leaders like Ilyas Kashmiri and Osama bin Laden aren't so easily replaced.

Raffaello Pantucci |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Iraqis arrested on terror charges in Kentucky

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Patriot Act renewed just before deadline

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Mumbai terror trial focuses on Pakistani intelligence role

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

The Antisocial Network

Osama bin Laden may be dead, but his legion of online jihadis is more determined than ever.

Evan F. Kohlmann |

Argument

The New Face of al Qaeda?

The Yemeni-American firebrand preacher, Anwar al-Awlaki, won't replace Osama bin Laden as al Qaeda's No. 1 -- but Washington should be worried about his increasing prominence.

Christopher Boucek |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Terrorism trial begins in Chicago; Florida terrorism suspect to plead not guilty

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

Raging at Rawalpindi

American leaders are furious with Pakistan’s military in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s killing. But twisting arms will only backfire.

Shuja Nawaz |

The LWOT

The LWOT: NYPD arrests two in plot against synagogue; U.S. finds bin Laden "diary"

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

Too Big to Fail?

Is Syria's repressive dictatorship really so crucial to Mideast peace and stability that we can't let it fail? The Obama administration still seems to think so.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Checkbook Jihad

The raid that killed Osama bin Laden may finally shed light on the financial network behind al Qaeda.

Matthew Levitt |

Spring In Afghanistan

The Fight Goes On

In Afghanistan, bin Laden's dead and the Taliban don't care.

Anna Badkhen |

The LWOT

The LWOT: U.S. releases bin Laden videos; AQIM lauds bin Laden

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Andrew Lebovich |