From 'veto players' to 'emotions,' a state-of-the-art tour of the scholarship on civil wars and insurgencies.
As China flexes its muscles in Central Asia, will the United States have any influence after it leaves Afghanistan?
What the legendary reporter gets wrong about Syria's sarin attacks.
The spy chief who nailed Osama bin Laden reflects on Syria, Iran, and the most dysfunctional U.S. Congress in recent memory.
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?
With Keith Alexander out fighting fires, meet the woman who's really running the NSA.
Why China's powerful, new national defense posture looks so much like America's.
The future of the aerospace defense industry is not nearly as bad as the industry would have you believe.
A brutal militia has surrendered in Congo -- but is the war-torn country any safer?
Why the administration is giving a free pass to Egypt's military regime.
Who sent a bunch of hapless Russian soldiers of fortune to go do battle in Syria?
How the United States is strengthening defense ties with India.
America is resurrecting the same strategy that failed in Iraq -- and ground troops will pay the price.
In an uncertain world ... and 4 other ‘truths' America's generals want to sell you.
Why the Geneva Convention doesn't work for Call of Duty.
Why has the Obama administration given up on speaking truth to the military rulers in Cairo?
How the Pentagon can get in shape now for the coming budget cuts.
And why the White House needs to split up the “deep state” of the NSA and Cyber Command.
The U.S. says it was hunting militants on August 8. The dead boys' brother has a different story.
And why all the hard-won gains of the surge are in grave danger of being lost today.
What Iraq's implosion can teach us about Afghanistan's future.