Biden visits Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2002, when he was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Paula Bronstein/ Getty Images)

America withdraws from Afghanistan, and fails one more time

Adnan R. Khan: The list of America’s unfinished business is long, and bloody. And it is growing longer with the plan to abandon Afghanistan in its time of need.

The terrorists are winning the ‘War on Terror’

Adnan R. Khan: Eighteen years after 9/11, the world is fractured and in turmoil. That was Osama bin Laden’s plan all along.

What happens to ISIS after the death of Baghdadi?

Adnan R. Khan: The nightmare scenario is a reunion with al Qaeda, which would vastly increase the group’s capabilities

The world must finish its job—and protect its legacy—in Afghanistan

Opinion: Former diplomat Chris Alexander on what’s at stake and what must happen in Afghanistan, as America announces more troops

Why the death of ISIS’s leader could spell trouble

If Baghdadi is indeed dead, it will cripple ISIS, but it could also lead to a resurgence of an even more dangerous al Qaeda

From the sword to the pen: Terrorist recruiters turn to magazines

Islamic State and al-Qaeda use different tactics to attract potential recruits

Why I changed my mind about Omar Khadr

Scott Gilmore on the ancient ritual of the scapegoat

Today’s headlines: Barack Obama’s elevator pitch

What you need to know as the U.S. President makes his case for a limited military strike


Robert Fowler and the Ransom

A letter from the leadership of al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch to its erstwhile employee, regional terrorist chief Moktar Belmoktar, confirms that a ransom of about $950,000 was paid for the release of Canadian diplomats Robert Fowler and Louis Guay in 2009.

Man freed in 2009 was sleeper agent and terror threat, feds allege

Government claims Adil Charkaoui spoke of hijacking a plane and a possible biochemical attack


An unfamiliar war on terror reveals an uncomfortable truth

Why we need to adjust our expectations

Hollande goes to war

The French president launched a war in Mali just as his popularity hit an all-time low