Images of the disappearing treasures of Timbuktu's ancient landmarks as militants bomb them into rubble.
Mesopotamia is once again descending into sectarian violence. Too bad nobody in the United States understands what's happening on the ground.
Playing the new Cold War board game is a trip back to the 1980s. So why is the theme of an America being invaded still so popular?
The country's sectarian violence is getting out of control.
Why the push for bipartisan consensus in foreign policy is a dumb idea.
This year's Failed States Index might look like it's more of the same, but a few wild swings tell us some surprising things.
The president of Puntland State argues that to defeat the global threats of piracy, terrorism, and anarchy, the world needs to think locally.
The United States has put up with Pakistan's insidious double game for a decade now. Not anymore.
The CIA's Sabrina De Sousa dishes on the Bush administration officials who ordered the botched extraordinary rendition operation -- or kidnapping, if you're an Italian judge -- that made her a wanted woman.
Why Obama shouldn't use drones to go after Mali's Islamic radical separatists.
A conversation with David Sanger, author of a new book on Obama's secret wars.
The Obama administration is grossly misreading international law when it comes to targeting terrorists.
What would happen if you took Mitt Romney's foreign-policy promises extremely literally?
In a Foreign Policy exclusive, American jihadist (and rapper) Omar Hammami sends word about al Shabaab's bloody leadership wars and how he became a target.
Obama knows that he can't succeed in Afghanistan without coming to terms with Pakistan. So why is his diplomacy so lousy?
Why controlling the international arms trade can help to build stable societies.
Americans are sick and tired of Washington's dysfunctional politics. But it's not Congress they should be angry at -- Americans got exactly the system of government they asked for.
Drones alone won't be enough to stop Yemen from falling into the failed state abyss.
The Obama administration has doubled down on the use of drones to go after bad guys. How long until the blowback comes?
The United States is pretty darn good at infiltrating terrorist groups -- at home and abroad -- these days. But should we be worried about the social costs?
What the al Qaeda leader's final correspondence tells us about his legacy.
For Washington, democracy promotion in Yemen continues to take a back seat to the fight against Al-Qaeda.
Can Barack Obama ride the OBL raid to victory in November?