Regions / Pakistan
It's scary to think of Donald Trump or Kim Jung-un with a nuclear button. Scarier are all the nameless functionaries with the same.
By roping India and Japan into its standoff with China, the U.S. is raising the nuclear stakes in Asia — including, dangerously, between India and Pakistan.
As the war on terror enters its 17th year, it's clear that abuses of power by one administration lead to abuses by the next.
Imagine telling the family of a fallen soldier they died to ensure Saudi hegemony in the Gulf, an eternal Guantanamo, or the spread of terror groups and refugees.
The war on terror was supposed to be about making our country safer. As a Muslim American, I don’t feel safer at all.
As Donald Trump ascends to the White House, he's wading into the most dangerous conflict on the globe.
Pakistan cracks down on its militants to control, not extinguish, their movements.
The U.S. conducts drone strikes worldwide with relative impunity. But when the first strike hits the United States, the real blowback will begin.
The Abbottabad raid was embarrassing to Pakistani commanders friendly to the United States.
Seymour Hersh reminds us how unlikely it was that the Pakistanis didn’t pick up U.S. helicopters on their way to kill bin Laden.