Security

Report

Bad Manners

The seven-decade-old slight that still poisons U.S.-China relations.

Rana Mitter |

David Rothkopf

The Blind Squirrel Gambit

Has Obama stumbled into a solution for Syria?

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Step Up in Syria, Mr. President

It's not just about chemical weapons -- it's about stopping a brutal dictator's war.

Fuad Siniora |

Argument

Take It and Like It

Why Obama should be thrilled about the Russian chemical weapons deal.

Edward Luttwak |

Christian Caryl

Don't Surrender Libya to the Terrorists

As we mark the anniversary of the death of Chris Stevens, there are some in Washington who'd like to turn the drones loose on Benghazi. Here's why that would be a bad idea.

Christian Caryl |

Investigation

The Cowboy of the NSA

Inside Gen. Keith Alexander's all-out, barely-legal drive to build the ultimate spy machine.

Shane Harris |

Dispatch

Waiting for the Tomahawks

How do Syria’s rebels feel about a U.S. bombing campaign against Assad?

Hania Mourtada |

Argument

Pushed on the Bandwagon

Obama's Syria plan forced AIPAC's hand.

Steven J. Rosen |

Daniel Altman

Dollars, Not Bombs

Can we bribe our way to peace in Syria?

Daniel Altman |

Reality Check

Making a Virtue Out of a Necessity

The four reasons it was inevitable that Obama would go to Congress on Syria.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

The Purge

After the fall of Bo Xilai, will the much more powerful Zhou Yongkang survive?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

Subcontinental Drift

A slowing economy, an exploding submarine, corruption scandals -- what's happened to India?

Sumit Ganguly |

Case Studies

Bridging Kenya's Data Divide

How Africa’s tech leader made it from PDFs to paperless.

Rushda Majeed |

Argument

Spying Blind

The National Security Agency has an intelligence problem: It won’t admit how dumb it is. 

Shane Harris |

Dept Of Secrets

The Secret History of the U-2

A just-released CIA report pulls the covers off America's most famous spy plane -- and Area 51.

Jeffrey T. Richelson |

Dispatch

Sightseeing in Yemen's Droneland

For an infamous danger zone, Marib province is beautiful, ancient, and, at times, remarkably peaceful.

Adam Baron |

Slide Show

Don't Call it a Drone

From quadropods to robo-jeeps, photos of tomorrow's warbots.

John Reed |

Argument

The Cuban in the Desert

The secret blogger who explains al Qaeda's new strategy.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

David Rothkopf

The Real Risks

Prison breaks, the embassy shut down, and an al Qaeda comeback all reveal one thing: we're still handling the terror threat wrong.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

How We Lost Yemen

The United States used the Pakistan playbook on Yemen's terrorists. It didn't work.

Gregory D. Johnsen |

Dispatch

The Great Escape

How al Qaeda broke hundreds of bad guys out of the world’s most notorious jail -- and what it means for America.

Raheem Salman |

Dispatch

Dorky Park

What’s an NSA geek to do with a year in Russia?

Shaun Walker |

David Rothkopf

Declaring an End to the Decade of Fear

With U.S. national security policy under review, Obama has a chance to cement his legacy for the better. But will he take it?

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Breach or Debate

It's time for Congress to use its freedom of speech power to force the intelligence debate out into the open.

Bruce Ackerman |

Report

NSA Hype Machine

Is Edward Snowden exposing the NSA -- or just buying its sales pitch?

Shane Harris |

Argument

Out in the Open

Why America needs to declassify its foreign policy.

Sen. Bob Corker |

Argument

A Terrorist by Any Other Name

The E.U. finally decided to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Why won't the U.N.?

Benjamin Weinthal |

Argument

Cyber-Sabotage Is Easy

So why aren't hackers crashing the grid?

Thomas Rid |

Report

Breaking: Every Military Option in Syria Sucks

Intervention could cost a billion per month, top officer tells senators.

Gordon Lubold |