Bush Administration

Argument

Tortured Logic

The United States didn't need to waterboard anyone to get Osama bin Laden.

Matthew Alexander |

The List

Wishful Thinking

Top 10 examples of the most unrealistic expectations in contemporary U.S. foreign policy.

Stephen M. Walt |

Terms of Engagement

Hope Dies Last in Damascus

Will Bashar al-Assad's brutal crackdown on his citizens finally put an end to a decade of wishful thinking about the Syrian president?

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: 16 dead in Marrakesh bombing; Gitmo lawyer seeks WikiLeaks access

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Massive cache of Gitmo docs released

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

The Prisoners' Dilemma

Does WikiLeaks' newest document dump tell us anything we don't know about Guantánamo, or is it just another reminder that the United States' least worst place is now its most intractable legal problem? FP asked four experts on military law and interrogation to weigh in on the Gitmo papers.

Charles Homans |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Pakistan arrests two Frenchmen for terror involvement

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: 9/11 plotters to be tried at Guantánamo

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Andrew Lebovich |

The List

Is America Addicted to War?

The top 5 reasons why we keep getting into foolish fights.

Stephen M. Walt |

The LWOT

The LWOT: New data released on FBI terror investigations; Saudi accused of terror plot pleads not guilty

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Andrew Lebovich |

Terms of Engagement

The Hard Part

What happens if the Libyan rebels actually win?

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: DOJ announces relaxed Miranda rules; Alleged white supremacist indicted over Spokane bomb

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Awlaki-linked terror plotter sentenced to 30 years in prison; Brennan hits out at administration critics

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Musharraf says Britain was complicit in torture; Domestic terrorism arrest made in Alaska

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Andrew Lebovich |

Feature

Spy Games

Why Pakistan let CIA contractor Raymond Davis go.

Scott Horton |

The LWOT

The LWOT: King hearings open with emotion, rancor; Man with white supremacist ties arrested in Spokane bomb attempt

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Andrew Lebovich |

Interview

Understanding Libya's Michael Corleone

The international community saw Muammar's Western-educated, reform-minded son as the best hope for a freer, more democratic Libya. Did they get him wrong?

Benjamin Pauker |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Gunman kills two U.S. Airmen at Frankfurt Airport; Two NJ men plead guilty to attempting to join al-Shabaab

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: British court convicts Awlaki-linked terror plotter; Texas terror suspect to plead not guilty

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: FBI arrests Saudi in alleged terrorism plot; Chesser gets 25 years in prison

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

Neocons and the Revolution

How the Arab revolt is rocking the neoconservative world.

Jacob Heilbrunn |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Khalden trainer gets 34 months; Government invokes state secrets in controversial case

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Andrew Lebovich |

Feature

A Warlord's Last Chance

Why Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor thinks there was an international conspiracy against him.

Johnny Dwyer |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Terror camp trainer pleads guilty at Gitmo; House passes 90-day Patriot Act extension

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: House fails to pass Patriot Act extensions; Top officials testify on terrorist threat

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Chechen rebel leader claims Moscow attack; Cameron criticizes 'multiculturalism'

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Lieberman criticizes Army, FBI over Ft. Hood; Possible fifth 9/11 cell revealed

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Andrew Lebovich |

Terms of Engagement

Let's Try This Again

Egypt could be a watershed moment for democracy promotion in the Arab world -- but only if the United States understands how it went wrong the last time.

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: "JihadJane" expected to plead guilty; Spanish judge sets deadline on Gitmo investigation

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

Strait Talk

Barack Obama doesn't want you to know about it, but his administration just made the biggest move in more than a decade to open up Cuba.

Arturo Lopez-Levy |