A Fifth Column?

A senate inquiry into Nidal Hasan’s possible links to terrorist groups could make the Army-McCarthy hearings look like a tea party.

Fatah Resurrected

Abbas sits atop a newly invigorated Palestinian Authority; the West Bank is completely secure. They want peace but will adopt a one-state solution if Netanyahu turns his back on Palestinian progress. Israel must act now.

Khalil Shikaki

Trotsky in Baluchistan

Afghanistan is in crisis. Unless we redouble our efforts, the Taliban will take Kabul and throw the entire region into chaos.

Ahmed Rashid

Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying

From the bikini to the doomsday clock, with the advent of nuclear weapons everything around us seemed to change. Contrarian political scientist John Mueller takes issue with this conventional view of the Atomic Age.

The Federalists Go to Brussels

The European Union’s potential for superpower status has been greatly exaggerated. Brussels has neither the stomach for the job, nor the united purpose to undertake it.

Christopher Patten

Stoke China's Fears

A nuclear-arms race in Asia is China’s nightmare. If we want Beijing’s help in stopping North Korea, we should retract our nuclear umbrella from South Korea and Japan.