Terrorism

Rational Security

Getting to Yes with the Taliban

The case for negotiating with terrorists.

John Arquilla |

Dispatch

How Do You Say 'Quagmire' in Farsi?

Why Syria could turn out to be Iran's Vietnam -- not America's.

Thanassis Cambanis |

Dispatch

Janus in Islamabad

Is Pakistan's once and likely future prime minister someone the United States can work with?

Emily Cadei |

Terms of Engagement

Out With It

Americans deserve to hear the dirty secrets of the CIA’s war on terror. We’ll all be better off with the truth.

James Traub |

Argument

It's Morning in Islamabad

Yes, it’s broke, violent, and tumultuous. But here are five reasons Pakistan is better off than you think.

Mosharraf Zaidi |

Micah Zenko

Outsourcing Lethality

When there's a foreign finger on the trigger, is Washington still accountable when innocents die?

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Israel’s Three Gambles

Can Israel get away with its attacks on the Syrian regime?

Daniel Byman |

Amy Zegart

Criminal Minds

Why the FBI still isn't good at stopping terrorists.

Amy Zegart |

Argument

How to Close Guantanamo

Why Obama doesn’t need Congress to start to make good on his promise.

Laura Pitter |

Argument

Our Shared Islamist Enemy

From Boston to Israel, radicals are attempting to destroy Western culture.

Yair Shamir |

Rational Security

How to Defeat Cyber Jihad

Taking the war on terrorism to the Internet.

John Arquilla |

Photo Essay

Engineering Terror

Ten notorious attacks attributed to Hezbollah's shadowy mastermind.

Marya Hannun |

Feature

The Driver

An exclusive look inside the mysterious death and life of the world's most dangerous terrorist not named Osama bin Laden.

Mark Perry |

Putinology

They Were 'Gentle, Loving, and Tender, Like Girls'

A conversation with the mother of the Tsarnaevs.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Brief Interviews with Hideous Terrorists

What it's like to sit and talk with jihadists, neo-Nazis, and lone-wolf killers.

Jessica Stern |

Argument

Did the FBI Bungle the Tsarnaev Case?

What the bureau can and can't do on American soil.

David Gomez |

Argument

Bottom of the Barrel

Today's terrorists aren't "sophisticated." They're stupider than ever. 

Max Abrahms |

Micah Zenko

What Is the Why

Does it really matter what motivated the Boston bombers? 

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Inspiration Inflation

We're all to blame for giving al Qaeda's magazine more credit than it's due.

J.M. Berger |

Rational Security

Small Cells vs. Big Data

Can information dominance crush terrorism?

John Arquilla |

Argument

Boston's Jihadist Past

Long before the marathon bombing, Islamists in Massachusetts were helping militants in Chechnya.

J.M. Berger |

Dispatch

From Bishkek to Boston

A brief history of the Chechen diaspora, Islamic radicalism, and the possible link to the Boston bombing suspects.

Eugene Huskey |

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 |