War on Terror

Chris Nobrega, 2021 (Johnny C.Y. Lam for Maclean's; Mural photo: Getty Images)

An incomplete mission: For Chris Nobrega, no wars were won after 9/11

Over the past two decades, Nobrega has had a unique, occasionally jarring, view of a world in flux. Afghanistan was merely the first stage.

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.

A veteran reporter on America’s ‘forever war’

Former New Yorker staff writer Mark Danner on the prolonged War on Terror

How the war on terror is killing America

In the 13 years since 9/11, the U.S. has become less free, more impoverished, more militarized and, worst of all, a country built on fear

The next Mali

Nigeria under siege

Africa’s most populous nation risks becoming the new battleground for the global war on terror


U.S. citizens can be targetted and killed abroad, thanks to new legal framework

If Americans living abroad are plotting an attack on the U.S., authorities can now legally kill them. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made the announcement yesterday, saying those colluding with al Qaeda or any other terrorist organization can be targeted “if there is an imminent threat to the United States and capturing them is not feasible,” Reuters reports.

The war on terror 10 years on

The war on terror 10 years on

Andrew Coyne and Paul Wells debate the successes and failures of the world’s response after 9/11 and how safe we are today


‘Afghanistan is no longer a threat to the world’

Stephen Harper visits Afghanistan.

Did torture help the U.S. find bin laden?

Did torture help the U.S. find bin Laden?

The terrorist’s death sparks a debate over interrogation tactics


What’s on bin Laden’s Hard Drive?

Wouldn’t he take the precaution of encrypting his communications?


Abuse in a time of fear

Barbara Falk compares the Rosenbergs and Omar Khadr.


Here come the Lions

Chris Morris’s Four Lions has debuted to uneasy but strong reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. It may be the most eagerly awaited English-language comic project on the planet. Morris is a unique figure—a secretive, almost reclusive English radio and TV writer who occasionally emerges from hiding to spray vitriol at the Establishment and, generally, the self-satisfied and delusional. His series The Day Today and Brass Eye cannot be watched without the viewer being astonished that such jokes and surreal images ever made it to air. Even to think of them makes one redden in shame for the masses of herd-followers who think of Conan O’Brien as hip and transgressive.