Hezbollah Has No Choice but Escalation
The Beirut port blast investigation is turning over dangerous stones.
Pakistan Needs a Homegrown Counterterrorism Policy
The “war on terror” is an American idea that only made matters worse.
Afghanistan Isn’t Good Terrorist Real Estate
Even if the Taliban wanted to serve as a safe haven, there’s no reason to think terrorists would want to take up the offer.
The ‘Trial of the Century’ Will Test French Values
With 14 alleged terrorists on the stand and an election coming up, can politicians resist weighing in?
U.S. Military Concedes It’s Unready to Fight Terrorism From ‘Over the Horizon’
Centcom will be flying blind for years in Afghanistan—and likely missing terrorists while killing innocents, experts say.
America Isn’t Ready to Fight the Islamic State in Afghanistan
The jihadi group’s continued rise has left the United States with only bad options.
‘The Question Not Being Discussed Is Whether the War Is Just or Necessary’
In a new book, a Yale historian argues that Washington is setting a dangerous international precedent for permanent war.
The Taliban Want a Seat at the U.N.
A Taliban letter to the secretary-general sets the stage for a diplomatic showdown.
The Myth of Moderate Jihadis
The unspoken pact between Washington and anti-Islamic State jihadi groups is a short-sighted move that will reward extremists.
Could Somalia Be the Next Afghanistan?
A similar rapid collapse of state institutions awaits if Somali elites and Western governments don’t alter their approach.
Throw a Lifeline to the Afghans Left Behind
This week’s U.N. General Assembly provides an opportunity to assist the minorities, activists, women, and girls still in Afghanistan.
The Middle East’s Jihadis Are Copying the Taliban Model
Islamist groups are hoping that a turn to local jihad will win them international legitimacy.
China and Pakistan See Eye to Eye on the Taliban—Almost
They share economic and geopolitical interests in Afghanistan, but counterterrorism could be a wrench.
NATO’s Man in Kabul
Stefano Pontecorvo spent his childhood in Kabul. Sixty years later, he coordinated the evacuation of 124,000 people before saying goodbye to the city himself.
How Sept. 11 Supercharged China’s Propaganda
Beijing has used the “war on terror” to target its own minorities like Uyghurs.
Afghanistan Is a Bigger Headache for Tehran Than It Is Letting On
Iran cheered the U.S. withdrawal but is nervously hedging its bets with the Taliban.
Blinken Defends Afghanistan Withdrawal in First of Congressional Hearing Marathons
Republican lawmakers grilled Biden’s top diplomat over the end to the United States’ Afghan war.