Bush's Legacy

COLUMN

The Top 10 Questions About the World's Biggest Problems

Will anyone ever outfox Putin? Why are we still using old solutions to solve the same old Middle East Problems? And where exactly are we going in Afghanistan?

Stephen M. Walt |

COLUMN

Who to Blame When You're Being Executed

Pointing guns > pointing fingers.

Matt Bors |

COLUMN

Liberators Today, Pundits Tomorrow

Are ISIS's Islamist fighters CNN's next talking heads?

Matt Bors |

David Rothkopf

What Would W Do?

Lessons in disaster recovery from Bush's underappreciated second-term rebound.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

What to Pack When You're Leaving a War

As the U.S. retrograde hits its peak, what will America really leave behind in Afghanistan?

Frank Jacobs |

Reality Check

The Shrinking

Why the Middle East is less and less important for the United States.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Star Trek Into Dumbness

The clumsy politics of Captain Kirk's latest adventure.

Michael Peck |

David Rothkopf

Scared Tactics

Why America will be paying for decades for a foreign policy based on fear.

David Rothkopf |

Feature

Comey Don't Play That

How Obama's pick to lead the FBI tried to put the brakes on the NSA's surveillance dragnet.

Marc Ambinder |

Micah Zenko

To Protect and Defend...

No, Mr. President, your top job is not to 'keep the American people safe.'

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Spies Like Them

How Robert Mueller transformed -- for better and for worse -- the FBI into a counterterrorism agency.

David Gomez |

Feature

Gitmo's Fallen Czar

Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.

Michelle Shephard |

Micah Zenko

Outsourcing Lethality

When there's a foreign finger on the trigger, is Washington still accountable when innocents die?

Micah Zenko |

Transcript

The Iraq Syndrome

A decade later, what lessons haven't we learned from the war in Iraq that we should?

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

The First Step

Why America needs to beat itself up a little more over the Iraq War.

Michael A. Cohen |

Transcript

To COIN or Not?

A decade later, what lessons haven't we learned from the war in Iraq that we should?

J. Dana Stuster |

By Other Means

Mission Creep in the War on Terror

The case against giving the president even more power to use force.

Rosa Brooks |

Rational Security

Caveat Preemptor

How Obama has adopted the Bush doctrine.

John Arquilla |

Christian Caryl

What George W. Bush Did Right

The 43rd president of the United States did a great thing for humankind -- but most Americans have no idea.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Does the GOP Need a New Foreign Policy?

Can the Republican Party survive without coming to terms with the Bush-Cheney years? FP's Shadow Government team weighs in.

Elizabeth F. Ralph |

Think Again

Think Again: The Republican Party

The future of the GOP -- after the debacle.

Danielle Pletka |

Terms of Engagement

Secretaries of Safe

Obama’s likely national security picks are going to reinforce his innate caution -- for better and for worse.

James Traub |

Feature

Twice As Rice

Who said it: Condoleezza or Susan?

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

Four More Years … in Exile

Can Republicans find their way out of the foreign-policy wilderness?

John Norris |

Dispatch

Stardust Across the Pond

Can Obama's magic rub off on David Cameron?

Alex Massie |

Argument

Time for a Reset on Human Rights

Obama’s record has been a disappointment. Now he has a second chance to get it right.

Suzanne Nossel |

Argument

Rights and Responsibility

The candidates may disagree on some human rights issues, but the next president will face challenges that transcend partisan lines.

Kenneth Roth |

Argument

Rewarding Impunity

Why is President Obama's attorney general handing out prizes for sweeping torture under the rug?

David Cole |

Argument

Is Iraq an Iranian Proxy?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Safa al-Sheikh |