The “strategic defeat” of Al-Qaeda? A feel-good story . . . that’s too good to be true. By Amy B. Zegart.
Powerless, aimless, corrupt: what’s not to like? By Bruce S. Thornton.
The 9/11 attacks were the clearest possible call for effective national intelligence. Why are we still waiting? By Amy B. Zegart.
Jihadist violence troubles the lands around the Arabian Sea, where sailing of any sort has rarely been smooth. By Camille Pecastaing.
Another thing Americans must never forget: that security depends on nurturing democracy and freedom around the world. By Condoleezza Rice.
American troops went to Afghanistan to defeat terrorists. Bring them home too hastily and their work may be undone. By Kori N. Schake.
Taking stock of the years since 9/11. By Jessica Stern.
Only a continuing American role can help Iraqi democracy find its feet and block Iranian power. By Fouad Ajami.
Behind the headlines lies an old and basic question: in the clash between Islamism and the nation-state, who will win? By Charles Hill.
The United States has always been among the kingdom’s best friends. Who better to help it change? By Leif Eckholm.