...and other strategies for managing the world's most important bilateral relationship.
Income inequality in the U.S. is now as bad as it was in aristocratic Europe. Are the bread riots finally coming?
The Obama administration has won a significant human rights triumph in Geneva. But it has gone unheralded amid strident criticisms about spying, drones, and detainees.
With the peace process sputtering, will John Kerry abandon his signature initiative -- or cling to his belief that a deal can really be reached?
By pledging not to use force outside NATO territory, Obama might as well have given Putin a free pass to annex more territory.
How Secretary of State John Kerry could turn the ashes of Middle East peace into diplomacy that actually gets results.
The U.S. will soon be an energy exporter. But administration officials are overselling that potential.
The new industrial revolution won’t be in India or China. It will be right here in America.
Vladimir Putin could be the perfect gift to an American president desperately in need of a foe.
It’s the crowning achievement of her tenure as secretary of state, and it’s unraveling at the seams.
Why Washington can't afford to neglect its friends in the Gulf.
A shooting in Norfolk; Why the malware market is thriving; The challenge of finding the black box; Will Sinclair retire as a one-star?; and a bit more.
Russians are celebrating Crimea's return. The West is bent on punishing Moscow. And Ukrainians are feeling more besieged than ever.
Is Obama's groupthink guru (and Amb. Samantha Power's husband) opening a window on White House dysfunction?
Can the Nuclear Security Summit actually move beyond stopgap measures and vague promises?
Obama might be risk averse, but there are at least five scenarios in which he might use military force in the Middle East.
What Pakistan knew about bin Laden; Rasmussen to FP: Will Russia stop there?; DOD to send troops to Libya; No "Step Nine" for Boogie; What up with the Pentagon library?; and a bit more.
Why President Obama doesn't understand Eisenhower's lessons of war, pushback, and how to deal with thuggish regimes.
How big goals and low bandwidth scuppered Obama's overburdened foreign policy agenda.
Hagel considers non-lethal aide to Ukraine, but the Pentagon's options are limited; Terrain masking: Did Flight 370 fly at 5,000 feet? Clancy predicted Crimea; Sinclair to plead guilty to lesser charges; and a bit more.
Terrorism theory in Malaysia Airlines crash disintegrates; Rock bottom: the relationship between the CIA and the Senate; Sinclair may now get a plea deal; and a bit more.
Every time the administration opens its mouth, it's only making things worse in Ukraine.
The Obama administration hoped global markets would punish Russia. It's not happening.
Don't count on Obama pressuring Bibi to make peace in the Middle East. He isn’t -- and he can’t.
Why President Obama's mealymouthed response to Ukraine only invites Putin's aggression.
Obama gambled that U.S. power would trump Russia's interests in Ukraine. He was wrong.