Pakistan’s machinations and America’s past delusions pose obstacles to a successful strategic outcome for the war In Afghanistan.
There is no military solution to the war in Afghanistan. The solution to the debacle lies with the Afghan tribes.
When will the real contradictions between U.S. and Saudi interests finally be openly acknowledged?
To understand the Middle East today and its future, the Europe of the 19th century provides intriguing parallels.
Will the attack on Karachi’s airport change the way Pakistan’s government deals with the Taliban?
Could all the suicide bombings and car bombs indicate that the forces of medievalism are losing the battle for Pakistan?
What can the Boston Marathon bombings teach the United States about employing more effective forms of countering violent extremism?
Just as the drone is an appropriate metaphor for the current age of globalization, the thistle captures the essence of tribal societies.
Can Pakistan be persuaded to stop supporting insurgents — and thereby not nullifying U.S. progress in Afghanistan since 2010?
Has the ubiquitous concept of “soft power” outlived its usefulness in international affairs?