A World Without War
A new book argues that America’s massive military is predicated on imaginary threats—and we’d all be better off without it.
America Is Going the Same Way as the Soviets in Afghanistan
The Soviet withdrawal was a disaster. The U.S. version looks eerily similar.
A U.S.-Pakistan Reset Just Got a Lot Harder
The acquittal of Daniel Pearl’s abductors came at the worst possible time.
Canada Says the Proud Boys Are a Terrorist Group
The listing of the far-right organization raises serious civil liberties questions.
The Internet Is a Crime Scene
How we conceptualize the role social media played in the Capitol siege will set the stage for information governance across the globe.
The United States Doesn’t Need Another Rushed Patriot Act
The tools are already in place to arrest the Jan. 6 attackers.
The American Far-Right Is Dangerous but Disorganized
Despite murderous ambitions and abundant guns, the Capitol assault was a failure.
Another Base Attack in Afghanistan Hushed Up to Hurry U.S. Exit
Camp Chapman, once the scene of the CIA’s second-deadliest day, was hit again in December—but never reported.
‘This Was Like Charlottesville on Steroids’
Security expert Erroll Southers speaks with Foreign Policy on the roots of the Capitol assault.
White Supremacy Created the Capitol Assault
The Trojan horse of racism put democracy’s enemies inside its walls.
Carnage Comes to the Capitol
Donald Trump decried ‘American carnage’ in his 2017 inaugural address on the Capitol steps. His rhetoric made it a reality in 2021.
The Radicalization of Bangladeshi Cyberspace
After the pandemic pushed people online, Islamist extremist groups reached an even wider audience. But the authorities are fighting back.
What to Do About the Children of the Islamic State
The terrorist group’s most vulnerable victims are also its future face.
Yes, Islam Is Facing a Crisis. No, France Isn’t Helping Solve It.
By championing freedom from religion while trampling freedom of religion, Macron is discrediting the Enlightenment in the eyes of Muslims—and strengthening the Islamists he vows to defeat.
The Head of ISIS Is a Hypocrite and a Traitor
Newly released documents expose the Islamic State leader’s betrayal of his comrades, which presents a golden opportunity to discredit the movement.
Trump Abused U.S. Sanctions and Failed to Get Results. Biden Can Do Better.
From maximum pressure to terrorism designations, the Trump administration engaged in transactional diplomacy with little to show for it. The next government must use these tools wisely.
Crime Wave Further Rocks Confidence in Afghan Government
Afghan officials are trying to contain a spate of kidnappings and armed robberies that appear designed to bolster public thirst for Taliban-style justice—just ahead of a critical donor meeting.
Trump Administration Plans to Designate Yemen’s Houthis as Terrorists
The move, opposed by the humanitarian community, is part of the administration’s pressure campaign on Iran—and could hamstring Biden.