Security

Argument

An Edge in the Desert

A flood of new weapons -- from Iran to Saudi Arabia -- is dangerously changing the military dynamic in the Middle East.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Putinology

Sochi's Bitter Medicine

Why the controversy around the Sochi Olympics could turn out to be a good thing for Russia.

Miriam Lanskoy |

Argument

Palestine's Peace Bomb

What will happen when one million refugees have the right to return -- to the West Bank?

Steven J. Rosen |

Argument

It’s Not About Trust

Why Russia's missile mischief shows that the United States needs to think differently about arms control.

Elbridge Colby |

Argument

If George Washington Were Alive, He'd be Reading Your Email

What James Madison (and the rest of the Founding Fathers) would have thought of the NSA and Edward Snowden.

Stephen F. Knott |

Argument

No Exit

Ukraine's government started the crisis. The opposition needs a strategy for ending it.

Gavin Weise |

Argument

Ukraine's Public Enemy Number One: The Police

Why Ukraine's brutal riot police are one of the biggest obstacles on the path to reform.

Erica Marat |

Argument

With Negotiators Like These...

Peace talks won't solve the crisis in South Sudan. Africa-style justice will.

George B.N. Ayittey |

Argument

The Man to Watch

Is Burma's top general maneuvering for a run at the presidency?

Su Mon Thazin Aung |

Argument

Cult of the Cyber Offensive

Why belief in first-strike advantage is as misguided today as it was in 1914.

P.W. Singer |

Map Room

Death March

It's hard to understand the scale and spread of killing in Syria, until you see this map.

Jacopo Ottaviani |

Argument

Undercover from Overhead in North Korea

Why satellite images -- not smuggled videos -- reveal the real dangers lurking inside Kim Jong Un’s nuclear hermit kingdom.

Joel S. Wit |

Argument

I Spy

Welcome to the FBI's new mission.

David Gomez |

COLUMN

We Can Handle the Truth

The CIA's excuses about torture just don't hold water.

Rosa Brooks |

Lab Report

Cleaning House in Kenya's Police Force

Why security sector reform in Kenya has been much more successful than you might think. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.

Alexander Noyes |

Lab Report

Venezuela’s Glass Revolution

In 2013, Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution survived the death of Hugo Chávez. Now his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, confronts his toughest challenge yet: an economy on the brink. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Venezuela.

Juan Nagel |

The List

Next Year’s Wars

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

Louise Arbour |

Lab Report

Africa's Powerhouse

Why Kenya's economy is the linchpin of a promising new zone of growth in East Africa. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Kenya.

Mwangi S. Kimenyi |

Micah Zenko

Cloudy With a Chance of Conflict

We asked 1,200 U.S. government officials and experts what they were most worried about in 2014. Here's what they said.

Micah Zenko |

Report

How the U.S. Triumph in South Sudan Came Undone

The White House bet on guerrilla fighters changing their warring ways. Turns out it was a bad bet.

Colum Lynch |

Argument

The Panopticon Paradox

When an enemy can be anywhere, the state looks everywhere. So how can it infringe on privacy nowhere?

Emile Simpson |

David Rothkopf

It’s Not About Snowden -- It’s About Madison

The jig is up for anyone who argues that the Constitution doesn't cover metadata.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

The Long Shadow of Ben Ali

How a decades-old fake coup attempt is taking its toll on Tunisia.

Brian Klaas |

Profile

The Police Are Dogs

No one else manages to rile Tunisia's post-revolutionary government quite like rapper Klay BBJ.

Fadil Aliriza |

Report

The Pentagon's Invisible Man

Even the defense secretary admits, "It's not a Hagel era."

Gordon Lubold |

Putinology

Heroes of the Maidan

An on-the-ground look at Ukraine's continuing anti-government protests.

Anna Nemtsova |

The List

Spycrash

5 CIA operations that went south -- spectacularly.

David Kenner |

Dispatch

The Fight for the Maidan

How long can Ukraine's protesters hold out against Yanukovych's thugs?

Askold Krushelnycky |

In Box

The Darknet: A Short History

A look at the Internet's lurid underbelly -- your one-stop shop for weapons, drugs, and illegal pornography. 

Ty McCormick |

Feature

Machines of Loving Grace

I'd rather risk becoming a terrorist's victim than live under a surveillance state.

William T. Vollmann |