Terrorism

Putinology

Dagestan's Desperate Search for Peace

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.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Rebel vs. Rebel

Syrian jihadi groups are now kidnapping and killing one another. Is this the beginning of an all out war, or an opportunity for the moderates?

Hassan Hassan |

Argument

The Dangers of Setting the Bar Too High

Turkey won't be able to achieve a healthy democracy unless it allows for a greater diversity of political representation.

Cenk Sidar |

Argument

Thorn in the Side

Why is Turkey sheltering a dangerous Hamas operative?

Jonathan Schanzer |

Feature

Omar and Me

My strange, frustrating relationship with an American terrorist.

J.M. Berger |

Dispatch

The Ghosts of Benghazi

Did the killing of the U.S. ambassador a year ago cast a curse on the city he loved?

Christopher Stephen |

Argument

A Dream Gone Sour

In the 70-plus days since Pakistan's new prime minister took office, the country has suffered roughly 70 terrorist attacks. So why doesn't Nawaz Sharif have a counterterrorism policy?

Arif Rafiq |

Argument

Subcontinental Drift

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

Sumit Ganguly |

By Other Means

A Model of American Opacity

How Obama's drone war echoes Egypt's military crackdown.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Strange Bedfellows

Is the turbulent Middle East bringing Sunni and Shiite jihadists together, or driving them to war?

Matthew Levitt |

Slide Show

Don't Call it a Drone

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

John Reed |

Argument

Zero Degrees of al Qaeda

How Twitter is supercharging jihadist recruitment.

J.M. Berger |

Argument

The Cuban in the Desert

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

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

Investigation

Inside Yemen's Shadow War Arsenal

The U.S. has spent hundreds of millions fighting Yemen's terrorists. What did it buy, really?

Gordon Lubold |

Report

Soldier of Misfortune

David Bax helped save 35 aid workers in a Mogadishu firefight. So why did they turn against him?

Colum Lynch |

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 |

Christian Caryl

In Libya, They Really Are Out to Get You

Why paranoia is the key to Libyan politics.

Christian Caryl |

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 |

Report

Is the U.S. Ramping Up a Secret War in Somalia?

Islamists in East Africa were supposed to be on the run. But the raids and spy flights keep increasing.

Colum Lynch |

Micah Zenko

If Trayvon Were Pakistani…

Why isn't Obama outraged about a drone war based on profiling?

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Willful Ignorants

Pakistan’s leaked bin Laden report proves that the country’s vaunted spy agency is either shockingly inept or duplicitous. Or both.

Umar Farooq |

Argument

Star Trek Into Dumbness

The clumsy politics of Captain Kirk's latest adventure.

Michael Peck |

Feature

Comey Don't Play That

How Obama's pick to lead the FBI tried to put the brakes on the NSA's surveillance dragnet.

Marc Ambinder |

Argument

Evil in a Haystack

How do you find a terrorist hidden in millions of gigabytes of metadata?

J.M. Berger |

Rational Security

In Defense of PRISM

How else can we smoke terrorists out of their hidey holes?

John Arquilla |

Rational Security

Drones Are Too Slow to Kill Terrorists

President Obama's magical thinking about how to defeat al Qaeda.

John Arquilla |

Argument

Spies Like Them

How Robert Mueller transformed -- for better and for worse -- the FBI into a counterterrorism agency.

David Gomez |

Feature

The Wild West in East Africa

What do a handful of South African mercenaries do for an encore in Somalia, once all the pirates are gone?

James Bridger |