We asked 1,200 U.S. government officials and experts what they were most worried about in 2014. Here's what they said.
Call Erich Ferrari, the lawyer who makes a living defending alleged drug kingpins and arms dealers.
Obama needs to consult Congress before he authorizes offensive military action in Afghanistan after 2014.
For Syria's armed opposition, business has become the key to survival. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean fighting Assad.
Why the Geneva Convention doesn't work for Call of Duty.
Why the killing of the Pakistani Taliban's No. 1 might cause a lot more pain for Pakistan than the CIA counted on.
Yes, terrorism is a problem. But Pakistan is making remarkable headway in its transition to democracy.
Why the NSA's 'we keep you safe from terrorists' rationale is bogus.
If Washington launched targeted strikes everywhere its 'partners' asked it to, the war on terror would be totally out of control.
Can America really win the battle against Islamic extremism?
Or why the Pentagon needs to think big and look to the past in order to prepare for the chaotic technowars of the future.
A new report details the civilian costs of U.S. drone strikes -- and failures to compensate the families of victims.
How politics and fear threaten a new global effort to combat terrorist recruitment.
Can Syrian moderates prove they'd do a better job of governing liberated areas than the Islamist opposition?
How this Wittgenstein sketch explains the Somalia SEAL raid.
When it comes to assessing the success of the war on terror, there's a lot we just don't know.
Why America can no longer afford to outsource the war on al-Shabab.
Technology is changing the way we fight war. But it's also changing the way we make peace.
Why al-Shabab's Westgate massacre is just the tip of the iceberg for an Africa on the edge of dysfunction.
Blame profits, politics -- and a huge growth in secrecy-obsessed institutions.
One major social media service isn't keeping up with its peers in dealing with designated terrorists.
Don't let al-Shabab fool you: Somalia is making progress. But the West needs to change its approach.
From Nairobi to Timbuktu, the new terrorist battleground is in Africa.
The people who live in Russia's troubled North Caucasus republic hope that their new president will make a difference. But the chaos and bloodshed are deepening with every day.