September 21, 2012
Should the U.S. and Pakistan Get 'Divorced?'
Pakistan’s former U.S. Ambassador says its time to give up the “magnificent delusion” of an alliance.
May 08, 2012
U.S.-Pakistan Ties on the Brink
A year after Osama bin Laden’s death, U.S.-Pakistan relations have tumbled still further. Can ties be rebuilt?
April 05, 2012
Are Drone Strikes in Pakistan Legal?
Are U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan legal? If conducted under certain parameters then they probably are.
April 04, 2012
Will Drones Go Nuclear?
U.S. scientists have been investigating a new generation of nuclear-powered drones. It’s a controversial idea.
March 05, 2012
The Cultural Purity Brigade
The controversy over Vishwa Hindu Parishad and a movie about Osama bin Laden undermines Indian democracy.
February 04, 2012
MAD or MADE?
The United States and China won’t go to war. Mutually Assured Destruction of Economy is the reason.
January 31, 2012
Obama’s Special Forces Fascination
Barack Obama’s attraction to unconventional operations has perhaps only been rivaled by John F. Kennedy. But plans for a floating base have their limits.
January 25, 2012
Fact Checking Obama
Was Barack Obama upfront in his State of the Union address last night? The New York Times takes a look.
January 25, 2012
Obama: America is Back
America is back – anyone that tells you otherwise…doesn’t know what they are talking about, Obama says.
January 03, 2012
Mullah Omar: Last Man Standing
Osama bin Laden is dead, but his close ally and Taliban chief Mullah Omar still complicates the future of Afghanistan.
December 28, 2011
How Pakistan Kids Itself on China
Pakistani policymakers are wrong if they think Beijing will bankroll a break with Washington. China has no interest in pushing India into U.S. arms.
December 23, 2011
Top 10 ASEAN Stories of 2011
From floods, to elections to a shameful attack in London, The Diplomat picks its top stories from Southeast Asia.