May/June 2012
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The War Issue

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.

By Vali Nasr

Battle-Tested

Insiders debate America's misfires in Iraq and Afghanistan.

By Thomas E. Ricks

What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?

We asked everyone from an ex-president of Pakistan to a former Afghan spy chief to weigh in.

What Went Right?

Critics of the war are missing the big picture: Afghanistan is much better off today.

By Peter Bergen

The Prince of the White House

Eleven rules for how Barack Obama, or any U.S. president, can have his way on national security.

By Elliott Abrams

State of War

FP surveyed more than 70 experts on today's global conflicts, with John Arquilla guiding us through the results.

The FP Survey: The Future of War

From warnings of a "cyber Pearl Harbor" to the Obama administration's escalation of drone attacks, warfare is changing before our eyes. What do these changes mean for global security?

Mad Libs: War Edition

FP asked top military thinkers to fill in the blanks on the world's global conflicts -- from the drone wars to the budget wars.

Lessons Learned (and Not)

Seven things we've learned after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

By DAVID ROTHKOPF

Think Again: The Pentagon

The military's Chicken Littles want you to think the sky is falling. Don't believe them: America has never been safer.

By THOMAS P.M. BARNETT

The New New Normal: Going South

BY MOHAMED A. EL-ERIAN

Ideas: Terror Management

BY JOSHUA E. KEATING

Ideas: Life After Death

BY JOSHUA E. KEATING

Epiphanies from Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

INTERVIEW BY JOSHUA E. KEATING

The Things They Carried: The Congolese Rebel

INTERVIEW BY ANJAN SUNDARAM

'Homeland' in the Holy Land

A TV thriller taps into Israel's collective subconscious.

BY DEBRA KAMIN

The KGB Oscars

In Putin's Russia, it's the spies that are handing out the awards for the year's best movies.

BY SIMON SHUSTER

Insecurity Camera

Five other shows that tackle their countries' national security worries. 

BY JOSHUA E. KEATING