Military

Argument

Death to the Republic

Did François Hollande single-handedly kill the state Charles de Gaulle made?

Robert Zaretsky |

Slide Show

The Best of the Best

Exceptional military photos from 2013.

Slide Show |

Dispatch

How to Crush Low-Hanging Fruit

Beset by terrorism, Egypt's military government is blaming everything on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Gregg Carlstrom |

The List

Next Year’s Wars

From Sochi to Sudan, 10 conflicts that will threaten global stability in 2014.

Louise Arbour |

COLUMN

The Year of Living Hegemonically

How can the world be getting so much better when U.S. power is waning?

Daniel W. Drezner |

COLUMN

All Gats Go to Heaven

Mikhail Kalashnikov at the Pearly Gates.

Matt Bors |

COLUMN

Northern Fights

Why is Canada naming its warships after U.S. defeats?

Michael Peck |

Argument

The Future of the Military is Robots Building Robots

Why tomorrow's arsenal can't be created with the tools of the past.

Aaron Martin |

Dispatch

'The Power Struggle Was Only Beginning'

In South Sudan, a failed coup, violent confusion -- or the first spark of civil war?

Andrew Green |

Marc Lynch

The Political Science of Syria's War

From 'veto players' to 'emotions,' a state-of-the-art tour of the scholarship on civil wars and insurgencies.

Marc Lynch |

The List

Spycrash

5 CIA operations that went south -- spectacularly.

David Kenner |

Argument

China's Backdoor Breakout

As China flexes its muscles in Central Asia, will the United States have any influence after it leaves Afghanistan?

Richard Boucher |

Argument

Sy Hersh's Chemical Misfire

What the legendary reporter gets wrong about Syria's sarin attacks.

Eliot Higgins |

In Box

Epiphanies from Leon Panetta

The spy chief who nailed Osama bin Laden reflects on Syria, Iran, and the most dysfunctional U.S. Congress in recent memory. 

Ty McCormick |

Feature

The Rocketeer

Forget Tesla. Forget the Hyperloop. Elon Musk is all about space.

Michael Belfiore |

Micah Zenko

Conflict Avoidance

President Obama's National Security Strategy aims to prevent the emergence of wars. So why won't the White House get behind its own strategy?

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Checked Out

Why Hamid Karzai's fickle recklessness imperils the future of Afghanistan.

Emile Simpson |

Report

Open Arms

How the White House is making it easier for Iran to smuggle weapons.

Colby Goodman |

Exclusive

Home Alone

With Keith Alexander out fighting fires, meet the woman who's really running the NSA.

Shane Harris |

Argument

Imitation Is the Securest Form of Flattery

Why China's powerful, new national defense posture looks so much like America's.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

Is the Sky Really Falling?

The future of the aerospace defense industry is not nearly as bad as the industry would have you believe.

Gordon Adams |

Report

Unbroken Violence

A brutal militia has surrendered in Congo -- but is the war-torn country any safer?

Ida Sawyer |

Marc Lynch

Peak Middle East?

Why the administration is giving a free pass to Egypt's military regime.

Marc Lynch |

Argument

The Case of the Keystone Cossacks

Who sent a bunch of hapless Russian soldiers of fortune to go do battle in Syria?

Michael Weiss |

Argument

Super Hercules in the Himalayas

How the United States is strengthening defense ties with India.

Ashton B. Carter |

Argument

No More Easy Wars

America is resurrecting the same strategy that failed in Iraq -- and ground troops will pay the price.

Scott Gerber |

Micah Zenko

Myth Dealers

In an uncertain world ... and 4 other ‘truths' America's generals want to sell you.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Should You Be Allowed to Use Chemical Weapons in a Video Game?

Why the Geneva Convention doesn't work for Call of Duty.

Michael Peck |

Terms of Engagement

Washington’s Kid Gloves and Egypt’s Fist

Why has the Obama administration given up on speaking truth to the military rulers in Cairo?

James Traub |