Obama Administration

Argument

The Linchpin

Why India needs to be at the center of the U.S. pivot to Asia.

Tim Roemer |

Micah Zenko

Conflict Avoidance

President Obama's National Security Strategy aims to prevent the emergence of wars. So why won't the White House get behind its own strategy?

Micah Zenko |

Dispatch

The President Who Went Nuclear

How Barack Obama's fixation on ridding the world of nuclear weapons is transforming the Middle East.

David Kenner |

Argument

Fear and Loathing in the Kingdom

How Washington stabbed the Saudis in the back, and why the Iran deal will start a nuclear arms race in the Persian Gulf.

John Hannah |

Argument

Lessons from Pyongyang

How the Obama administration can protect the Iran nuclear deal by looking to past difficulties with North Korea.

Joel Wit |

Report

Tehran's Get Out of Jail Free Card

The nuclear deal may give Iran a freer hand in Syria.

Yochi Dreazen |

By Other Means

Never Waver

Now is the time for Obama to beat back the congressional hawks taking aim at the Iran deal.

Rosa Brooks |

Dispatch

The Bad Cop Syndrome

Stung by the Obama administration's Iran deal, Israel's political class is now convinced that there's no one to trust but themselves.

Neri Zilber |

Argument

A Dangerous, Wrongheaded Deal

How the Obama administration gave Iran a win and sold out our Israeli allies.

Ted Cruz |

Argument

Indefinite Extension

Obama needs to consult Congress before he authorizes offensive military action in Afghanistan after 2014.

Bruce Ackerman |

Argument

Our Last, Best Chance

If we can't ease sanctions in exchange for concessions, what was the point of pressuring Iran?

Jeffrey Lewis |

Terms of Engagement

'The Worst of the Worst'

A U.S. ally is treating a would-be nation as a prison camp -- and we're doing nothing about it.

James Traub |

Argument

On Syria and Iran, U.S. and Russia Can Work Together

Only cooperation between Moscow and Washington can solve the Middle East's most vexing problems.

Madeleine Albright |

Marc Lynch

Peak Middle East?

Why the administration is giving a free pass to Egypt's military regime.

Marc Lynch |

Investigation

Meet the Spies Doing the NSA's Dirty Work

This obscure FBI unit does the domestic surveillance that no other intelligence agency can touch.

Shane Harris |

Report

The Self-Serving Argument That Could Sink the Pacific Trade Deal

Congressmen cry foul over currency intervention -- until the U.S. does it.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Super Hercules in the Himalayas

How the United States is strengthening defense ties with India.

Ashton B. Carter |

Exclusive

Spy Copters, Lasers, and Break-In Teams

How the FBI keeps watch on foreign diplomats.

Matthew M. Aid |

Reality Check

Confidence Man

John Kerry has the skill, toughness, and ego to be a great secretary of state. But will the world let him?

Aaron David Miller |

Report

Red in the Face

Charting the media outrage over Obamacare.

Kalev Leetaru |

Micah Zenko

Myth Dealers

In an uncertain world ... and 4 other ‘truths' America's generals want to sell you.

Micah Zenko |

David Rothkopf

This Deal Won’t Seal Itself

Why Obama has to lean in to the nuclear negotiations with Iran.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

The Nuclear Handshake

Is the Pakistan-Saudi weapons program for real?

Simon Henderson |

Terms of Engagement

Washington’s Kid Gloves and Egypt’s Fist

Why has the Obama administration given up on speaking truth to the military rulers in Cairo?

James Traub |

David Rothkopf

Waiting in the Wings

As America's star power dims, who will take center stage?

David Rothkopf |

Argument

A Strange Kind of Victory

Some pundits are celebrating the effort to get rid of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. But if this is progress, what does failure look like?

Michael Weiss |

Interview

Human Rights, Snowden, and How Not to Get Hacked

The U.S. ambassador to China speaks to Foreign Policy.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

How Emperor Alexander Militarized American Cyberspace

And why the White House needs to split up the “deep state” of the NSA and Cyber Command.

Jason Healey |

Micah Zenko

Shouting '9/11' in a Crowded Internet

Why the NSA's 'we keep you safe from terrorists' rationale is bogus.

Micah Zenko |