In the end, congressional efforts to force approval of the long-delayed pipeline came up just short. That doesn't mean the battle for Keystone is over -- or that Obama is off the hook just yet.
From Russia to China to the United States, from hubris to ultimatums to power plays, the good, the bad, and the ugly of (recent) world politics.
With U.S.-backed rebels trapped between Assad and ISIS, the White House is closer to establishing a safe zone in northern Syria.
Will the U.S.-China climate deal actually do anything to stop rising global temperatures?
American and French politics seem to be devolving in parallel. That's bad news for the left in both countries.
Asian countries are wary about Beijing's growing power, and happy that America has made a forceful stand in the region. But China still brings home the bacon.
The midterm drubbing wasn't a referendum on Obama's foreign policy. In the next two years, he should double down and stick to his guns.
Three reasons why President Obama isn't about to be a second-term foreign-policy free-ranger.
Don’t kid yourselves; from the Islamic State to Ukraine to Iran, foreign policy mattered in Tuesday's elections.
The administration is a coward for not saying what it really thinks about the special relationship with Israel.
President Obama’s point man in the fight against the Islamic State faces a ruthless foe. But his detractors at home -- even in the Pentagon -- may be his biggest enemy.
An exclusive excerpt from “National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear.”
One of the most influential Army officers of the Iraq theater on why the United States seems destined to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Washington is making all its favorite mistakes in (another) Iraq war.
Obama just created a Pacific Ocean reserve almost twice the size of Texas to curb fishing and oil drilling. But it might be too little too late.
Insiders and administration officials tell Foreign Policy that efforts to free Americans held by the Islamic State are uncoordinated, inconsistent, and crippled by bureaucratic infighting.
The vice president's apologies to Turkey and the UAE show the dangers of accidentally telling the truth.
Leon Panetta's new book is yanking Hillary Clinton into a debate she doesn't want to have: whether Obama lost Iraq.
The president arrives at a turning point, but it's unclear whether it means a new Obama or a punt to tomorrow.
When it comes to destroying the Islamic State in Syria, boots on the ground should be the least of our worries.
A quick look at whether defense money played a role in Congress authorizing Obama's war in Iraq and Syria.
The president is desperate not to go it alone against the Islamic State, but he may not have any choice.
But if President Obama follows through on his plan to degrade and destroy the Islamic State, that's exactly what we’re going to get.
The president is about to present a strategy for destroying the Islamic State. Too bad it can't be done.
Secretary of State John Kerry needs to pay Kim Jong Un a visit. Because North Korea is muscling up and the Obama administration's "strategic patience" isn't working.