Somalia

Slide Show

The Pirates of Puntland

What drinking cocktails on a slow boat to Somalia taught me about the battle against piracy.

Slide Show |

Argument

Hijacked

How the U.N. saved the Somali pirates from the brink of extinction.

Robert Young Pelton |

Argument

Wait, You Still Don't Like Us?

Why the Muslim world hasn't warmed toward America over the past four years.

Richard Wike |

Argument

Debating the Failed States Index

Was this year's ranking of the world's most fragile states on target? Five countries respond.

Adrienne Klasa |

Argument

Change Is the Only Constant

This year's Failed States Index might look like it's more of the same, but a few wild swings tell us some surprising things.

J. J. Messner |

Argument

It's Lonely Being No. 1

Is there any hope for Somalia?

Paul Collier |

Argument

Kill the Kill List

The Obama administration is grossly misreading international law when it comes to targeting terrorists.

Daphne Eviatar |

Argument

Unmanned and Dangerous

Why NATO's expanding use of drones is a disturbing trend.

Louise Arbour |

Christian Caryl

The Miracle of Midland

How a West Texas oil town became an unlikely champion of human rights.

Christian Caryl |

Feature

The FP Survey: The Future of NATO

Does the 63-year-old alliance still matter today? We asked politicians, scholars, and other observers from both sides of the Atlantic to weigh in.

Allison Good |

Argument

How Not to Write About Africa

The media shamefully neglects Africa -- until it decides to swarm a story with terrible coverage.

Laura Seay |

Dispatch

Saving Somalia

Turkey may just be able to fix this war-torn east African nation -- if it doesn't fall into the same traps of would-be saviors who came before it.

Laura Heaton |

Slide Show

The New al Qaeda Franchises

Al Qaeda itself may be diminished after the death of Osama bin Laden, but its affiliates are still sowing instability around the world.

Lois Parshley |

Slide Show

Mogadishu's Moment

The city is making great strides, but 20 years of violence can't be erased in a day.

Slide Show |

Argument

We're Winning This Fight

The prime minister of Somalia, present at yesterday's deadly bombing in Mogadishu, on why terrorism won't disrupt his country's turn for the better.

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali |

The LWOT

The LWOT: French homegrown extremist shot dead

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Attorney General says U.S. can target Americans

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Gitmo sees first tentative plea deal

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Jennifer Rowland |

Slide Show

This World in Photos This Week

Greece goes up in flames, Xi comes to Washington, and Brazil's Carnival begins.

Slide Show |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Chicago cab driver pleads guilty to material support charge

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: U.S. citizen charged with terrorism offense in Florida

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Jennifer Rowland |

Photo Essay

Mourning in Mogadishu

An exclusive portfolio by photographer Jared P. Moossy of the devastation wrought by famine.

Jared P. Moossy |

Photo Essay

Once Upon a Time in Mogadishu

A peek into the "pleasant" colonial past of the world's most dangerous city.

Sophia Jones |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Basque separatist group renounces violence

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Jennifer Rowland |

Argument

Mogadishu on the Mediterranean?

Muammar al-Qaddafi is dead. Now comes the hard part -- preventing Libya from turning into another Somalia.

Christian Caryl |

The List

The Price of Failure

How much has the collapse of Somalia cost the world? $55 billion -- and here's where it went.

John Norris |

Argument

Do Muslims Really Care About Somalia?

If they do, here's how they can save the country from famine.

Akbar Ahmed |

The LWOT

The LWOT: North Carolina terror suspects plead not guilty

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Jennifer Rowland |

Slide Show

Vicious Cycle

After 20 years of trying to stop famine and eliminate piracy and terrorism in Somalia, the world's No. 1 failed state is still a mess.

Slide Show |

Argument

The Black Hawk Down Effect

We all know what went wrong the last time the international community tried to end a crisis in Somalia. But we've forgotten what went right.

John L. Hirsch |