It Still Doesn’t Get Worse Than Afghanistan
From alienating allies to starting trade wars, Trump has made plenty of foreign-policy errors. But his biggest blunder is the one Obama handed him.
‘We Belong to Afghanistan’
Rawail Singh believed in a peaceful future for Sikhs like him in his homeland — and died for it.
Children Are Paying the Price for Afghanistan’s Endless War
As schools become targets, young Afghans are living and working on the streets — and the government isn’t doing much to protect them.
False Dawn in Afghanistan?
A temporary Taliban truce, despite the opportunity it presents, doesn’t mean peace is about to break out anytime soon.
The Afghan War Isn’t Being Won, Says New Pentagon Audit
A new summary of the country’s troubles by a special inspector general doesn’t paint an optimistic picture.
Can Obama’s National Security Braintrust Get Elected in the Age of Trump?
Foreign-policy alumni are trying to shake off the “D.C. insider” reputation and sail into Congress.
Here’s What the Senate Should Ask Mike Pompeo
Democratic foreign-policy veterans want answers from Trump’s pick for secretary of state.
Security Brief: Russia Providing Arms to Taliban; China’s Global Kidnapping Campaign
"We've had weapons brought to this headquarters and given to us by Afghan leaders and [they] said, this was given by the Russians to the Taliban."
Is Trump Ready to Dump Pakistan?
The White House is talking tough, but previous U.S. presidents never managed to persuade Islamabad to fight Afghan militants.
Before Trump’s Speech, More Bad News From the Afghan Front
As Trump prepares to rally support for the 16-year mission in his State of the Union address, the Pentagon is reluctant to divulge details about the war effort.
Trump’s Sound and Fury Has Signified Nothing
The president’s style has been unique, but the substance of his foreign policy is surprisingly familiar.
Pakistan Has All the Leverage Over Trump
Why Islamabad isn’t worried about threats to cut off U.S. aid
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018
From North Korea to Venezuela, here are the conflicts to watch in 2018.
The Walking Dead
As U.S. troops draw down, the Afghan military struggles to provide care for its countless wounded soldiers — on the battlefield and at home.
Donald Trump Is Single-Handedly Wrecking the Special Relationship
America has no greater friend than Britain. Or had.
U.S. Has ‘Turned the Corner’ in Afghanistan, Top General Says
The Trump administration brings a new strategy but same old promises to the 16-year war.
Kill All the Poppies
There’s no way to ever win against the Taliban if the heroin trade is left to flourish.
In Break From Obama, Trump Embedding More U.S. Forces With Afghan Combat Units
Several years after pulling back, American troops will head outside the wire to battle the Taliban and turn up the air war.
Veterans’ Day Special: An Afghan War Casualty Looks Back and Wonders Why
I am neither old and wise, nor am I an impressively decorated combat veteran.
A letter from 4th deployment purgatory
An officer wards off boredom with bad food, booze, and Russia Today during a layover in Al Udeid.