Terrorism

The List

The Stories You Missed

What happened around the world while the world was watching Boston.

J. Dana Stuster |

Putinology

The Invisible War

Russians weren't paying much attention to their own war on terror. But that was before the attacks in Boston.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Boston Common

Can the marathon bombing resuscitate U.S.-Russian counterterror efforts?

Dmitri Trenin |

Argument

Displaced

What happened to the people who fled the terror in Chechnya.

Joshua Foust |

Argument

Forget What You Think You Know

Would we even recognize an al Qaeda attack if we saw one?

Andrew Liepman |

By Other Means

Keep Calm and Shut the Bleep Up

Dear Americans, stop patting yourselves on the back for 'not letting the terrorists win.'

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

An Army of One

What makes lone-wolf terrorists so dangerous?

Jeffrey D. Simon |

Argument

Mostly Quiet on the Western Front

Why isn’t terrorism in the United States a whole lot more frequent?

David H. Schanzer |

Argument

A Few Bad Men

Why America doesn’t really have a terrorism problem.

Max Abrahms |

Argument

Stay the Hand of Vengeance

From Guantánamo to Boston, why Americans have a dangerous tendency to overreact to terrorism.

Bruce Weinstein |

EXCERPT

Mrs. Ballarin's War

The improbable tale of a West Virginia heiress the Pentagon hired to take on Somalia's jihadists.

Mark Mazzetti |

Micah Zenko

An Inconvenient Truth

Finally, proof that the United States has lied in the drone wars.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Welcome to the Islamic State of Syria

Al Qaeda makes it official: The terror group is trying to extend its medieval rule from Baghdad to Damascus.

Brian Fishman |

Argument

A Weapon of Minor Destruction

How Eric Harroun, the American jihadist in Syria, was duped by the FBI into incriminating himself.

Robert Young Pelton |

Dispatch

Vive La France, Allahu Akbar

Islamic militants messed with the wrong city on Saturday night.

Matt Trevithick |

By Other Means

Let Them Go

Why John Brennan should give a passport and $10K to every Gitmo prisoner.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

The Appeal of the Courts

Actually, we've already figured out how to win the legal war on terrorism.

Phillip Carter |

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 |