Start Small to Stop the Next ISIS
One year on from the defeat of the Islamic State, the new U.S. Congress should draw on lessons learned from efforts to counter violent extremism.
How the India-Pakistan Conflict Leaves Great Powers Powerless
The U.S. helped prevent war in 2008. Those days are gone.
Afghanistan’s Taliban Is in It to Win It
The United States should remember Islamist militants are playing the long game.
India and Pakistan Aren’t Ready for Another Terrorist Crisis
Neither state has fixed the problems behind the Mumbai attacks a decade ago.
Want to Deradicalize Terrorists? Treat Them Like Everyone Else.
Many counter-extremism efforts falter because ideological reform programs run by governments lack credibility. Appealing to the basic psychological needs of ex-radicals is more promising.
Shutting Out Iran Will Make the Afghan War Even Deadlier
Washington's hard line gives Tehran every reason to fund the Taliban.
Trump Administration Gives Sudan a Way to Come in From the Cold
The United States should stop listing Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, Sudanese foreign minister tells FP, as Khartoum seeks to boost its crumbling economy.
Trump First, Jews Later
Israeli government officials are helping to normalize the violent anti-Semitism of the Christian right.
When Fighting Domestic Terrorism, You Get What You Pay For
The Trump administration has gutted the budget for fighting far-right extremists, making it harder to stop attacks like the Pittsburgh massacre.
Trump’s Divisive Speech Puts the First Amendment at Risk
Americans’ commitment to unfettered free speech is starting to fray. If Trump can’t control his words, those around him have a responsibility to keep hate speech in check.
‘Hateful Speech Almost Always Leads to Hateful Action’
The head of the refugee resettlement group that transfixed the Pittsburgh shooter says xenophobia is rising globally.
When to Call a Terrorist a Terrorist
The attack in Pittsburgh was an act of domestic terrorism. We should call it that.
Islamic State Fighters Are Back, and This Time They’re Taking Up Arms With Shiite Militias
A strange alliance between Sunnis and Shiites is sure to leave Iraq worse off.
Has Trump Read His Own Counterterrorism Strategy?
The president’s views don’t seem to line up with those of his team.
ISIS’s New Plans to Get Rich and Wreak Havoc
The terrorist organization has lost almost all its territory but has found new ways to make vast sums of money.
The Fight Against Terror Needs Better Data
The case of Tunisia shows that the anger of disappointed middle-class youths is driving radicalization more than poverty or unemployment.
Did a Terrorist Attack Just Save the Iranian Regime?
After a strike on a military parade, nationalist sentiment is on the rise—and not a moment too soon for a government that was facing deepening discontent.
The Bombings the World Forgot
On the podcast: Ambassador Prudence Bushnell survived the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Now she tells her story.
The Coming Crime Wars
Future conflicts will mostly be waged by drug cartels, mafia groups, gangs, and terrorists. It is time to rethink our rules of engagement.
Time for Peace Talks With ISIS and Al Qaeda?
With options limited for fighting terrorists, negotiations may be the best remaining alternative.