August 17, 2013 /
The Washington Post
The mission to secure an abandoned Soviet nuclear testing site and a potential plutonium “mine” has taken 17 years and a remarkable weaving of intelligence, diplomacy and engineering.
August 13, 2013
We think of drones as an exclusively American weapon, but they're not. Look at Israel's violent northern border, where Israel and Hezbollah are already using the flying robots against each other.
August 5, 2013 /
The New Yorker
Renewed efforts toward an Israeli-Palestinian peace process must take into account the ancient history of Jerusalem and its present narrative.
August 2, 2013 /
The first in a series of curated oral histories from Afghans preparing for life after December 2014, when U.S. and NATO combat troops will have left Afghanistan.
July 30, 2013
Senior advisor Marvin Kalb speaks at Politics and Prose about his new book, "The Road to War." Watch excerpts here.
July 26, 2013
Presidential election in Mali an important turning point for a traditionally democratic country struggling to recover from a military coup and an Islamist insurgency.
July 23, 2013
Foreign troops are leaving Afghanistan. As the decade-long effort to secure the country draws to a close, how are Afghanistan’s most vulnerable communities preparing for the challenges that lie ahead...
July 23, 2013 /
U.S. forces are withdrawing, and the Taliban has stepped up the intensity and frequency of its attacks. But has there been enough progress in Kabul that can't be undone? A view from the rooftops.
July 12, 2013 /
Poor, landlocked, and bedeviled by its neighbors, Tajikistan is staking its future on the one resource it has in abundance.
July 1, 2013 /
In a remote region of Tajikistan, the government used U.S.-trained special forces to aggressively pursue local warlords. The operation backfired — the special forces suffered a humiliating defeat.