Bush's Legacy

Argument

Sound and Sensible

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy would echo the best of America’s bipartisan traditions. But the desperate Obama caricature of it is just a sad indication of how much the president has failed.

Peter D. Feaver |

Argument

A Dangerous Mind

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy isn’t an afterthought, it’s a frightening return to a bullying neoconservative ideology -- and Americans should be worried.

Bruce W. Jentleson |

Argument

Countdown to Zero Dollars

The U.S. opened the door to nuclear trade with India -- and got nothing.

Tom Hundley |

Argument

Making Friends with Friends

Mitt Romney, Charles Krauthammer, and conservative pundits are plain wrong: Barack Obama hasn't lost Europe. That was his predecessor's doing.

Sean Kay |

Argument

The Government We Deserve

Americans are sick and tired of Washington's dysfunctional politics. But it's not Congress they should be angry at -- Americans got exactly the system of government they asked for.

Alasdair Roberts |

Argument

The Value Proposition

Candidates like to preach the preeminence of American values on the campaign trail, but it's interests that dominate inside the White House.

Michael A. Cohen |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Britain allowed to extradite five alleged extremists

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Jennifer Rowland |

Argument

Power Grab

President Obama's real constitutional overreach was Libya, not health care.

Michael A. Cohen |

Argument

The Politics of Sorry

Six stations on the road to forgiveness -- and why there's no harm in President Obama apologizing to Afghanistan.

Karl E. Meyer |

Argument

The Counterterrorism Consensus

How did liberals end up supporting the Obama administration’s continuation of George W. Bush's secret war on terror?

Michael A. Cohen |

Terms of Engagement

The Military-Political Complex

Why is Barack Obama standing to the right of conservatives when it comes to cutting the defense budget?

James Traub |

Argument

The Iraqi Revolution We'll Never Know

Imagine for a moment that the United States never invaded Iraq. Would the Arab Spring have toppled Saddam anyway?  

Michael Wahid Hanna |

Terms of Engagement

Threats and Promises

Do Obama’s red lines with Iran and others really mean “or else”?

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: U.S. citizen charged with terrorism offense in Florida

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Jennifer Rowland |

Terms of Engagement

A Little Humility

If Iraq has taught us anything, let it be this.

James Traub |

Argument

The World According to Ron Paul

Republicans are freaked out about what a libertarian isolationist in the White House would do to American power -- but not all Democrats are.

Michael A. Cohen |

Argument

Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

What should America do about the Arab Spring? Not much.

F. Gregory Gause III |

Terms of Engagement

With Us or (Mostly) Against Us

The Republican presidential hopefuls have a pretty clear idea of who they think America's enemies are. But what about its friends?

James Traub |

Terms of Engagement

The Hawks' New Flight Pattern

Neocons blew off concerns about Iranian influence in Iraq in 2003. Why are they so obsessed with it now?

James Traub |

Argument

Up in Smoke

Did the idea of a legal war die along with Muammar al-Qaddafi?

Scott Horton |

Photo Essay

The World According to Condi

Who did Condoleezza Rice loathe -- and love? The former secretary of state dishes in her new book on everyone from Dick Cheney to Muammar al-Qaddafi.

Photo Essay |

Argument

Debating the Pacific Century

In the November issue of Foreign Policy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argues that it's time for the United States to move on from its costly wars in the Middle East, and make a strategic "pivot" to Asia. FP asked four smart observers to take the measure of Clinton's plans for engagement in the Far East.

Charles Homans |

Slide Show

Ten Years in Afghanistan

A photographic retrospective of America's longest war.

Slide Show |

The LWOT

The LWOT: NYPD Watched Moroccan Immigrants - Report

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Jennifer Rowland and Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

The Wars America Doesn't Talk About

A disturbing triumphalism over the Libya intervention has emerged amid the conspiracy of silence over the bloody mess in Afghanistan.

Susan Glasser |

Argument

Doom and Gloom

Interpreting the American public mood on the 9/11 decade.

Shibley Telhami |

Dispatch

9/11 from Arab Shores

Ten years after the World Trade Center attacks, is 9/11 still a seminal moment or a historical footnote for the Middle East?

Borzou Daragahi |

The List

Return of the Renditioned

A Libyan rebel commander claims he was captured and tortured by the CIA. Who else has surfaced from the murky depths of the war on terror's list of the condemned?

Katherine Hawkins |

Argument

Mission Accomplished. Finally.

Ten years after 9/11, it's time for President Obama to finally call an end to America's adventures abroad.

Bruce Ackerman |

The List

7 Things You Didn’t Know About the War on Terror

From an attempt to negotiate with Osama bin Laden to a proposal to threaten to bomb Mecca, it's been a wild decade for the U.S. national security establishment.

Eric Schmitt |