Adam Cohen


Dealing with the Haqqanis

The current U.S. strategy to confront its antagonists reflects a decade of missteps and misunderstandings.

The Dual Failure of Night Raids and Drones

The military thinks it has a winning combination, but night raids and drones are actually helping to lose the war in Afghanistan.

Reduce Corruption, Defeat the Taliban

The United States wants to negotiate with the Taliban from a position of strength. But reining in Afghan government corruption, not applying ever more military pressure, is the key to gaining a strong hand.

Cutting Aid to Pakistan More Than Justified

You think the 1985 Pressler amendment -- which banned most U.S. aid to Pakistan unless U.S. certified it had no nuclear weapons -- made Pakistan mad?
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