Terrorism

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 |

Argument

Covering the Syrian Catastrophe

The 22-month civil war is even worse than the headlines make it seem.

Lara Setrakian |

Feature

Beyond Al Qaeda

As Western countries rush into Africa's troubled Sahel region, are we once again forgetting history?

Howard W. French |

Argument

The Eradicateurs

Why Algeria doesn't talk to terrorists -- even if that means killing hostages.

Geoff D. Porter |

Argument

Al Qaeda Is Alive in Africa

A witches' brew of Islamic jihadists is stirring up trouble across the continent. But is that America's problem yet?

Daniel Byman |