Plain Old Murder

Plain Old Murder

The Pakistani government loudly protests that many of the casualties of drone strikes are civilian.

Target: Africa

Al-Qaeda is having a near-death experience, so why is the Obama administration opening a new front against terrorism in Africa?

Poets Stand Up

Poets Stand Up

On the Walk of Shame, poets visit the embassies of Burma, Yemen, and Turkmenistan to read aloud the poems that can’t be read inside those countries.

U.S. Escalates War Against Al-Qaeda

Increasingly worried that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is taking advantage of the growing political chaos in Yemen, the administration of President Barack Obama has tasked the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to use drone missiles to strike at suspected AQAP militants.

Bunkum and Debunk ‘Em

Preferring Occam’s Hairball to Occam’s Razor, conspiracy theorists draw strength from their deep-seated distrust of government and the mass media.

60-Second Expert: Yemen

The United States must stop providing military support for the autocratic regime in Yemen.

Winners and Losers in a New Middle East

Winners and Losers in a New Middle East

The Arab Spring is the most profound foreign policy challenge facing the United States, and Washington’s response could help shape the course of the Middle East for decades.

Yemen on the Edge

Yemen on the Edge

Democratic protests have nearly dislodged the autocratic leader of Yemen, yet the Obama administration has yet to commit fully to a post-Saleh era.