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Should the U.S. and Pakistan Get 'Divorced?'
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.

U.S.-Pakistan Ties on the Brink
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?

Are Drone Strikes in Pakistan Legal?
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.

The Cultural Purity Brigade
March 05, 2012

The Cultural Purity Brigade

The controversy over Vishwa Hindu Parishad and a movie about Osama bin Laden undermines Indian democracy.

MAD or MADE?
February 04, 2012

MAD or MADE?

The United States and China won’t go to war. Mutually Assured Destruction of Economy is the reason.

Obama’s Special Forces Fascination
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.

Obama: America is Back
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.

How Pakistan Kids Itself on China
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.

Top 10 ASEAN Stories of 2011
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.

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