False Dawn in Afghanistan?
A temporary Taliban truce, despite the opportunity it presents, doesn’t mean peace is about to break out anytime soon.
On China’s New Silk Road, Democracy Pays A Toll
China's vast foreign investment program comes at a sharp cost to human rights and good governance
Who Can Challenge the No-Fly List?
A prominent Pakistani doctor suspects he is on the no-fly list. He’s demanding the right to find out why.
Xi’s Long March on American Democracy
The United States can’t sit back and watch as China quietly colonizes the West.
The Drones are Back
Trump has resumed the bombing campaign in Pakistan, but this time it’s targeting 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.
Limited Strikes on North Korea Would Be an Unlimited Disaster
There’s no clear upside — and plenty of potential downsides — to punching Pyongyang in the nose.
Pakistan Has All the Leverage Over Trump
Why Islamabad isn’t worried about threats to cut off U.S. aid
Pentagon Has No Plans to Lift Freeze on Funds for Pakistan
Even after the Pentagon chief’s visit to Islamabad, the two sides remain at an impasse.
How the Muslim World Lost the Freedom to Choose
A brave new book describes how Pakistan unraveled — and provides a blueprint for understanding declining pluralism across the Middle East.
Is India Starting to Flex Its Military Muscles?
A new willingness to use force beyond its borders suggests that a sleeping giant may be awakening.
‘Dishonesty Comes Through Omission’: An Interview With Mohsin Hamid
The Booker Prize nominee talks Trump, refugees, and truth.
Expelling the Taliban From Qatar Would Be a Grave Mistake
There's absolutely no reason to close down the path to peace in Afghanistan.
Two new books on Pakistan’s ISI and its ‘War for National Survival’
With all the press on Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate’s (ISI) activities over the years, our shelves should be bulging with books dissecting the service.
Pakistan Is Inviting Its Favorite Jihadis Into Parliament
It might seem like the Pakistani military is trying to defang its ostensible adversaries. It's really trying to empower them.
Hamid Karzai Has Nothing Good To Say About America
The former Afghan president sees only more killing in Trump's plan for his country.
Trump Administration Threatens to Cut Aid to Pakistan. Does It Matter?
U.S. aid to Pakistan was falling even before the president’s speech
Trump’s Presidential Afghanistan Speech
Details may be slim, but the president nailed the "why" of America's longest war — and boldly went against his political base.