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In Depth: Robert Gates

7 Dec 2015
4 Jun 2015
19 Jan 2015

US Reliability Depends on Europe's Contribution to NATO

Europeans have relied on US defense spending to sustain NATO for years. America's commitment to defend Europe will diminish if Europe continues to shirk its obligations.
5 Jan 2015

Barbarians at the Gates: A Postcard from Erbil

The people of Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan, find themselves precariously perched at the crossroads of history once again, wary of local enemies and foreign friends alike.

North Africa: Beyond Jihadist Radicalization

In the two years after the Arab Spring, Tunisia’s security situation disintegrated disastrously. Problems persist, but in the field and at the polls Tunisia has made significant progress against jihadists.
1 Jul 2014
12 Aug 2013

OPINION. At the Gates of Assad's Stronghold

Abdulrahman al-Rashed. Al Arabiya News. United Arab Emirates. 10:49 AM EDT
2 Apr 2013

Europe's Counter-Jihad Extremists

A new extremism is coalescing in Europe. Identified as the “European Counter-Jihad Movement,” these reactionary forces promote bigotry under the guise of enlightenment values.
29 Mar 2013

Waiting for Gates in Ghana

With Bill Gates visiting Ghana this week as part of his philanthropic work, technology is in the spotlight. Here’s a look at how young Ghanaian pundits are using Twitter.
16 Jan 2013

Journalist Rebellion in China

Recent protests over censorship of China’s "Southern Weekly" newspaper showcased a rare example of successful public dissent mobilized by social media. Could it become a trend?
1 Dec 2011

Uncontained: Obama’s Confused Iran Policy

Is Washington’s plan to “contain” Iran too little too late?
9 Nov 2011

A Nuclear Iran, A Threatened America

Iran's nuclear progress poses an existential threat to the US, and Washington must act decisively.
4 Nov 2011
19 Jun 2011

Gates Acknowledges Talks with Taliban

The New York Times. 08:00 PM EDT
15 Jun 2011

Gates: Afghan War Will Not be a ‘War Without End’

ToloNews. Afghanistan. 08:00 PM EDT
13 Jun 2011

Gates Urges Patience with Pakistan, Despite Intel Concerns

Politico. United States. 08:00 PM EDT

Gates Urges Patience with Pakistan, Despite Intel Concerns

Politico. United States. 08:00 PM EDT
9 Jun 2011
8 Jun 2011
6 Jun 2011
31 May 2011
20 Apr 2011
10 Apr 2011

Challenges for the US After Gates' Departure from the Pentagon

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. United States. 08:00 PM EDT
6 Apr 2011

Secretary Gates: Iran, Al-Qaeda Attempting to Exploit Middle East Unrest

Al Arabiya News Channel. United Arab Emirates. 08:00 PM EDT

Gates Talks Mideast Unrest in Saudi Arabia

Voice of America. 08:00 PM EDT
31 Mar 2011

Challenges for the US After Gates' Departure from the Pentagon

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. United States. 08:00 PM EDT
21 Mar 2011
10 Mar 2011

Gates Faults U.S. Allies on Afghan War

The New York Times. 07:00 PM EST

Libya and the Lessons of ’86

James Kirchick's blog Three weeks into Libya’s civil war, debate is raging over what, if any, military action the United States should take to help end the 42-year reign of Muammar el-Qaddafi. Much of the opposition to American intervention is based ...

7 Mar 2011

Gates: US Poised for More Afghanistan Troop Reductions

The Washington Post. 07:00 PM EST
6 Mar 2011
1 Mar 2011

Gates Plays Down Idea of US Force in Libya

The New York Times. 07:00 PM EST

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