Interactive Interactive map shows an increase in U.S. airstrikes in Pakistan, many of which have been targeted at key members of Al Qaeda.
Announcing the closure of Guantánamo and establishing a process to empty the prison is just a first step, but it's the right first step, writes Ken Gude.
The public has lost hope that we’ll ever catch Bin Laden, and the majority now think that Iraq was a mistake, writes Ruy Teixeira.
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The warning signs are growing that Pakistan is probably the crisis that will test the leadership of the next administration, writes Brian Katulis.
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Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman offer analysis of new State Department report that reiterates Al Qaeda and its affiliates are strengthening and expanding.
Caroline Wadhams and Colin Cookman outline six strategic guideposts for addressing the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan.
Ever since the United States started airlifting prisoners from Afghanistan to the detention center at Guantanamo Bay in January 2002, there have been criticisms of "Gitmo." Recently, President Bush’s chief military adviser, Admiral Michael Mullen, joined ranks with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Sen. John McCain, former Attorney General [...]
The political crisis was palpable when I left the country last week, writes Brian Katulis, but Bhutto's murder will require greater U.S. resolve.
The mission in Afghanistan is in jeopardy, and we cannot afford to lose. The good news is that we can succeed if we reengage.
Hoffman and Gude argue that the criminal justice system can be used to try terrorists without undermining liberties or efforts to combat terrorism.
In the previous issue of The National Interest, John Mueller argued that the threats from nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism and nuclear war are exaggerated. Joseph Cirincione responds. FIRST, LET me agree with one of John Mueller’s main points: The dangers to our national security are very often hyped, and this alarmism produces undesirable consequences. And [...]