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Pakistan’s historic elections

Last weekend, Pakistan went to the ballot box to elect its parliament. Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted in a military coup led by Pervez Musharraf in 1999, won. It is a significant milestone in Pakistan’s history: the transition from one elected government to another. So is Pakistan on the path to normalcy? It’s still a […]


Drone strikes test legal grounds for ‘war on terror’

In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama declared that “a decade of war is now ending.” White House press secretary Jay Carney later said there was “no question” that the U.S. conflict with al-Qaida was “entering a new phase.”


  What’s at Stake: Foreign policy

The heated rhetoric doesn’t offer much of a guidepost on how either would navigate the challenges ahead.


  The drone next door

What has mainly been an aerial asset for the U.S. military in countries like Afghanistan or Pakistan is now being used increasingly on the home front – raising some serious legal questions about how to best balance citizens’ rights with law-enforcement goals.


The intimate airport pat-down is no fun for anyone

While traveling during the busiest time of the year, consider the perspective of transportation security workers, writes Eve Tahmincioglu.


The other, other sultry spy

Could the gravest threat to national security be the intelligence community itself…and the male libido?


The battle for Kandahar

The biggest offensive of the 9-year war in Afghanistan may be about to begin.

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