Military

Argument

Metternich in Baghdad

No, America hasn't "lost" Iraq. But a dangerous realpolitik is the new normal in Baghdad.

Ramzy Mardini |

Argument

What the Hell Was That All About?

After scaring the world witless, has North Korea slunk back into its cave?

Aidan Foster-Carter |

Argument

Curing America's Fear of Commitment

Karzai is an ingrate, but the Afghans need us.

Marc Chretien |

Feature

Burma's Web-Savvy Rebels

How Burmese insurgent groups are using China's version of Twitter to fight their war.

Patrick Boehler |

Feature

The Unstoppable Force vs. the Immovable Object

Could the United States really go to war with China?

Noah Feldman |

The Brass

Breaking the Kill Chain

How to keep America in the game when our enemies are trying to shut us out.

Adm. Jonathan Greenert |

Jeffrey Lewis

Death Wears Bunny Slippers

Why America's nuclear missileers are going soft.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

Yes, Iraq Is Unraveling

And it's about to become Obama's problem all over again.

Michael Knights |

Argument

A Liberal Case for Drones

Why human rights advocates should stop worrying about the phantom fear of autonomy.

Joshua Foust |

Argument

Is This the Most Disgusting Atrocity Filmed in the Syrian Civil War?

What we know about the Syrian rebel commander captured on video ripping out and eating the heart of a pro-Assad fighter.

Peter Bouckaert |

Dispatch

How Do You Say 'Quagmire' in Farsi?

Why Syria could turn out to be Iran's Vietnam -- not America's.

Thanassis Cambanis |

Rational Security

Beijing's 'Bitskrieg'

How China is revolutionizing warfare.

John Arquilla |

Argument

The Trust Deficit

How the U.S. 'pivot' to Asia looks from Beijing.

He Yafei |

Dispatch

Janus in Islamabad

Is Pakistan's once and likely future prime minister someone the United States can work with?

Emily Cadei |

Feature

From Winterfell to King's Landing

How the cartography of Game of Thrones explains the world.

Frank Jacobs |

Think Again

Pakistan’s Rollercoaster Election

Is this a generationally significant change of power, or more of the same dysfunction?

Michael Kugelman |

By Other Means

The Electric Kool-Aid Flashback Test

Should we arm the Syrian rebels? America's attempts to do so in the past hold a few answers.

Rosa Brooks |

Micah Zenko

Talking in Circles

Why Harold Koh's big speech on targeted killings is just more of the same, intentional Obama muddle.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Russia's New Tip of the Spear

What's got the Kremlin so worried that it created a Special Operations Command?

Dmitri Trenin |

Argument

The Great Sino-Indian Alpine Tent Party of 2013

China's latest border squabble with India might seem trivial, but the consequences could set Asia on edge.

Dhruva Jaishankar |

Rebuttal

The Case for Nuclear Unilateralism

New START may be flawed, but it also holds an opportunity for Obama to do something truly momentous.

Yousaf Butt |

Micah Zenko

Outsourcing Lethality

When there's a foreign finger on the trigger, is Washington still accountable when innocents die?

Micah Zenko |

Argument

It's Time for Burma's President to Act

The civil war in Burma goes on. But the government seems powerless to stop it.

David Scott Mathieson |

Argument

Israel’s Three Gambles

Can Israel get away with its attacks on the Syrian regime?

Daniel Byman |

Rational Security

The Case for Slow War

History shows that wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am rarely works out for the best.

John Arquilla |

Argument

Time for Kerry to Face Facts

As America's top diplomat heads to Moscow, here are some tough questions he needs to answer about the Obama administration's flawed nuclear treaty.

Robert Joseph |

Argument

Send the Nukes Back to South Korea

At the stroke of a pen, President Obama could reassure a key ally and put Pyongyang back in its box. Here’s how.

Bennett Ramberg |

Gordon Adams

High Stakes and the Sequester Squeeze

When defense budgets get tight, politics can get a little complicated.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

The Most Dangerous Border in the World

Why is China picking a fight with India?

Ely Ratner |

Argument

Neighbors in Arms

How U.S. guns are turning Central America into one of the most dangerous places in the world.

Colby Goodman |