Rewarding Impunity

Why is President Obama's attorney general handing out prizes for sweeping torture under the rug?

David Cole |


The Ground Truth from Benghazi

The politicians in Washington are beating each other up over the Benghazi consulate attack. But they don't seem to be paying much attention to the evidence from the scene of the crime.

Christopher Stephen |

Micah Zenko

Don't Just 'Do Something'

Why Obama shouldn't send a bunch of ninjas to Benghazi.

Micah Zenko |



What if we can't catch terrorists in America because there aren't any?

John Mueller |


Justice Delayed

Why is it so hard to figure out who killed Christopher Stevens?

Martha Crenshaw |


Reports of al Qaeda's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

The terrorist group may be headless, but its tentacles still pack a mean punch.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |


Senate Report Says National Intelligence Fusion Centers Have Been Useless

Huge sums spent to watch flat-screen televisions and report on suspicious bass fishing in Mexico.

R. Jeffrey Smith at the Center for Public Integrity |


Forget <i>Revolution</i>

What would really happen if the lights went out.

Douglas Birch |


Save Benghazi

How the citizens of Benghazi are pushing back against the killers of a U.S. diplomat many considered their friend.

Christopher Stephen |


Terrorists No More

An Iranian group's lobbying campaign to get removed from the U.S. list of terror organizations looks to be a success. But what does that say about the state of politics in Washington?

Danielle Pletka |

Amy Zegart

Torture Creep

Why are more Americans accepting Bush-era policies than ever before?

Amy Zegart |

The List

Know Your Ansar al-Sharia

From Sanaa to Benghazi, Cairo to Casablanca, radical new jihadi groups have adopted the same name in recent months. Is it all just a coincidence?

Aaron Y. Zelin |


The White House's Benghazi Problem

Under pressure from the right, the Obama administration has declared the killing of its ambassador in Libya a "terrorist attack." The trouble is, its explanations just don't make sense.

Louis Klarevas |

Micah Zenko

The Seven Deadly Sins of John Brennan

What Obama's high priest of targeted killings doesn't want you to know.

Micah Zenko |


Rumblings Along the Coast

Are Kenyan counterterrorism death squads behind the latest spate of targeted killings in Mombasa?

Jonathan Horowitz |


State of Terror

Why Obama should blacklist Pakistan -- not just the Haqqanis.

C. Christine Fair |

David Rothkopf

Bin There, Done That

Since when did the Democrats start talking like Rudy Giuliani?

David Rothkopf |

Rational Security

Three Wars on Terror

Ronald Reagan and the battle for Obama's strategic soul.

John Arquilla |


Does the F.B.I. Have an Informant Problem?

How the bureau is playing fast and loose in its fight against domestic terrorism.

J.M. Berger |


Report Card

Can the International Atomic Energy Agency stop a war with Iran?

Mark Hibbs |


Breivik Won

In the end, Norway's killer got what he wanted: official recognition that his extremist ideology doesn't make him a madman.

Elias Groll |


Terrorism is Terrorism

We whitewash history when we ignore the fact that states sometimes engage in terror, too.

Rémi Brulin |


Peter King Must Go

The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security is asleep on the job, or worse, too busy picking on Muslims to notice the real terrorist danger to America: lone extremists with guns.

Sahil Bhatia |


Before Deadly Bulgaria Bombing, Tracks of a Resurgent Iran-Hezbollah Threat

Bent on avenging attacks on its nuclear program, Iran and Hezbollah have allegedly spun at least 10 terror plots in the past year, most of them failures. With this month's deadly bombing in the beach resort of Burgas, Western counterterror officials say, the Shiite alliance has crossed a dangerous line.

Sebastian Rotella |

Trip Report

Kangaroo Court

The Obama administration has done much to clean up the legal mess in Guantánamo. But as the ongoing trial of a top al Qaeda suspects makes clear, it has not done nearly enough.

Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno |


Hamas Rising

As the Palestinian Authority struggles to make payroll, the militant group is making friends and influencing leaders around the Arab world.

Jonathan Schanzer |


If Iran Did It

Only in the warped logic of the Islamic Republic would the Bulgaria attack make sense.

Afshon Ostovar |

Slide Show

Shrines into Stones

Images of the disappearing treasures of Timbuktu's ancient landmarks as militants bomb them into rubble.

Slide Show |