Tiny weapons that creep and crawl and think for themselves: this is our future. By Gabriella Blum.
Hoover fellow and major general H. R. McMaster refuses to entertain illusions or wishful thinking about Afghanistan. He sees neither a triumph nor a lost cause. By David Feith.
Clandestine forces could play a major new role in Afghanistan after the military goes home. What does this mean for the future? By Kenneth Anderson.
Content to watch from afar, President Obama once again demonstrates the tenuousness of his commitment to democracy. By Fouad Ajami.
Condoleezza Rice weighs America’s failures, successes, and diplomatic challenges yet to come. An interview with Peter Robinson.
The American way of winning popular support is now a well-oiled—and very expensive—strategic machine. By Thomas H. Henriksen.
The greater Mideast is being transformed. Now the United States must transform its Mideast policy just as dramatically. By Charles Hill.
Bouncing back from national-security setbacks is no substitute for overcoming or avoiding them in the first place. By Amy B. Zegart.