Mike Flynn’s Pakistan Problem

The incoming national security advisor allegedly shared classified intel with Pakistan’s notoriously compromised security services. What does that mean for Trump's "AfPak" policy?


When Corruption Can’t Be Fixed

In countries like Afghanistan, there is no government without patronage. It’s time for Washington to face up to this reality.

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SitRep: Americans Killed in Kunduz; Baghdadi Emerges, Urges More Attacks

Russian Official Threatens Finland With Nukes; al Qaeda Operative Down; And Lots More

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Americans Killed by Afghan Army Gunman in Kabul

The attack is the first of its kind in over a year, but comes amid a Taliban offensive.


The Mess Obama Left Behind in Iraq

Is it right to blame the president for the rise of the Islamic State? Well, it’s not wrong.


Kunduz Déjà Vu

One year after the U.S. attack on the MSF hospital in Kunduz, I returned to the site of the massacre. The facility is still in ruins, and the Taliban are closing in on the city. Again.

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