Andrew Exum suggests that the United States will need to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014.
Paul Miller argues that the United States should have supported Pakistani attempts to reassert civilian control of the military.
Democracy and human rights
Jay Ulfelder looks at the rise of “soft dictatorships”.
Drones and cyberwarfare
Drones are getting ever smaller.
Barry Rubin continues to be sceptical about the claimed moderation of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Jennifer Dyer finds irony in one aspect of the recent explosion at an Iranian military base.
Danielle Pletka argues that America needs to intervene more strongly in Syria.
Ammar Abdulhamid continues his coverage of the uprising against Assad in Syria.
James Miller argues for a no-fly zone in Syria.
John McCreary believes claims of a civil war in Syria are being exaggerated.