Terrorism

Micah Zenko

This Is Not the Drone Debate We're Looking For

How Rand Paul and company are totally missing the point.

Micah Zenko |

Dispatch

The Jihadi from the Block

In the war for the heart of northern Mali, the real fear isn’t al Qaeda, it’s the criminals and fundamentalists lurking just around the corner.

Peter Tinti |

Argument

Lessons Learned from Kenya's Election

Kenya’s general election wasn’t perfect -- but it was peaceful. Here’s why.

Kristin M. Lord |

Transcript

Ends and Means

A decade later, what lessons haven't we learned from the war in Iraq that we should?

J. Dana Stuster |

Dispatch

Mali's Bad Trip

Field notes from the West African drug trade.

Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

Wayward in Waziristan

How the United States is blowing the war on terror in the most dangerous place in the world.

Akbar Ahmed |

By Other Means

Mission Creep in the War on Terror

The case against giving the president even more power to use force.

Rosa Brooks |

Slide Show

Inside the Pentagon on 9/11

McLaughlin's minute-by-minute account of the terrorist attack in Washington.

Tim McLaughlin |

Argument

Missing in Action

Extremists are destroying the fabric of Pakistani society. Where is the government?

Mosharraf Zaidi |

Feature

The Inside Story of How the White House Let Diplomacy Fail in Afghanistan

"My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience."

Vali Nasr |

Argument

What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?

We asked everyone from an ex-president of Pakistan to a former Afghan spy chief to weigh in.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

What Went Right?

Critics of the war are missing the big picture: Afghanistan is much better off today.

Peter Bergen |

Feature

Mad Libs: War Edition

FP asked more than 70 top military thinkers to fill in the blanks on the world's global conflicts -- from the drone wars to the budget wars.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

Uncharitable Organizations

Islamist groups are bankrolling terror groups across the Middle East and pretending it's aid work.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

Argument

You Can Leave Your Shoes On

Why sequester could make air travel a whole lot better.

Justin Hienz |

Argument

The First Rule of Drone Club

The bad lessons Turkey learned from Obama's war from above.

Aaron Stein |

Christian Caryl

It's Not About Us

Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

#Unfollow

The case for kicking terrorists off Twitter.

J.M. Berger |

Argument

Refusal to Lead

In a dangerous and changing world, President Obama is just wishing away the problems America faces.

Marco Rubio |

Dispatch

Inside the Islamic Emirate of Timbuktu

An exclusive trove of al Qaeda documents found in this fabled city shows a theocracy in the making in Mali.

Harald Doornbos |

Argument

On a Military Wing and a Prayer

Europe thinks it can separate Hezbollah's political activities from its terrorist operations. But the Party of God isn't built that way.

Matthew Levitt |

Argument

Laying Down the Law

Why Obama's targeted killing is better than Bush's torture.

David Cole |

Argument

Obama's Legal Netherworld

The president isn't claiming too much power to kill Americans who join al Qaeda -- but too little.

John Yoo |

Argument

Bankrupting the World's Most Dangerous Charity

It's time to put Hezbollah out of business.

Ron Prosor |

Dispatch

Europe's Hezbollah Problem

In the wake of the Bulgarian bombing investigation, will the European Union finally designate Hezbollah a terrorist group?

Benjamin Weinthal |

Argument

Enhance This Interrogation

The Senate confirmation hearings need to get to the bottom of the truth about CIA chief nominee John Brennan.

Andrea J. Prasow |

Feature

Doomsday Preppers

At a new center in Cambridge, a philosopher, an astronomer, and a software pioneer are looking for ways to save humanity from itself.

Joshua E. Keating |

Dispatch

Syria's Secular Revolution Lives On

Islamist radicals may be gaining strength, but the spirit that sparked this uprising survives in the unlikeliest of places.

Omar Hossino |

Argument

Not Just Another Movie

Zero Dark Thirty lies. End of story.

Amy Zegart |

Argument

Mali's 2.5 Percent Problem

The real reason the Sahel is awash with terrorists? Rapid population growth.

Roger Howard |