Obama Administration

Putinology

Worlds Apart

Russians are celebrating Crimea's return. The West is bent on punishing Moscow. And Ukrainians are feeling more besieged than ever.

Anna Nemtsova |

COLUMN

Cass Sunstein Is Sleeping on the Couch Tonight

Is Obama's groupthink guru (and Amb. Samantha Power's husband) opening a window on White House dysfunction?

Kori Schake |

Report

Move Over, Uranium, Now It's Time for Plutonium

Can the Nuclear Security Summit actually move beyond stopgap measures and vague promises?

Douglas Birch |

COLUMN

Ready to Fight

Obama might be risk averse, but there are at least five scenarios in which he might use military force in the Middle East.

Aaron David Miller |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Pentagon to announce review of awards

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.

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

What Would Ike Do?

Why President Obama doesn't understand Eisenhower's lessons of war, pushback, and how to deal with thuggish regimes.

James Jeffrey |

Argument

The Solve-Everything, Do-Nothing White House

How big goals and low bandwidth scuppered Obama's overburdened foreign policy agenda.

Stephen Walt |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: SEALs board a tanker

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.

Gordon Lubold |

Report

Agent Provocateur

Meet the little-known senator who's waging war on the CIA.

John Hudson |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Chaos in Ukraine

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.  

Gordon Lubold |

COLUMN

The White House Needs to Shut Up

Every time the administration opens its mouth, it's only making things worse in Ukraine.    

Kori Schake |

COLUMN

The Forgotten War

How Obama can salvage the fight he's losing in Afghanistan.    

Kori Schake |

Report

Market Correction

The Obama administration hoped global markets would punish Russia. It's not happening.

Elias Groll |

Argument

The Powerless Peacemaker

Don't count on Obama pressuring Bibi to make peace in the Middle East. He isn’t -- and he can’t.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

The Language of Fools

Why President Obama's mealymouthed response to Ukraine only invites Putin's aggression.

Ted Cruz |

COLUMN

No Contest

Obama gambled that U.S. power would trump Russia's interests in Ukraine. He was wrong.

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

Big Adjustment

Five things Richard Stengel should know about his new job.

Jonathan E. Kaplan |

Terms of Engagement

Trading Up

Why a massive trade deal is the key to the Asia pivot -- and to America's future.

James Traub |

COLUMN

You Can't Always Get What You Want

And four other rules out of the nuclear negotiator's playbook.

Aaron David Miller |

Amy Zegart

The Shortsighted Presidency

America's foreign policy is now trending on Twitter.

Amy Zegart |

Terms of Engagement

Obama's Pacific Wager

The White House is gambling America's global standing on a trade deal with Asia. Don't bet on Congress to get it done.

James Traub |

COLUMN

Any Way the Wind Blows

From drone strikes to Syria, the indecisive Obama administration thinks it can conduct foreign policy by floating trial balloons.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

The Unmanned Surge

Getting America back to work … in Afghanistan.

Matt Bors |

Argument

Twilight of the Proconsuls

On Victoria Nuland’s gaffe and the Cold War echoes of American diplomacy abroad.

Kenneth Weisbrode |

Argument

A Nice Idea While It Lasted

With the administration's Russia engagment policy in shambles, Amb. Mike McFaul heads for home.

James Traub |

Argument

No More Mr. Nice Guy

The sad end of Ambassador Michael McFaul's troubled tenure in Moscow.

Michael Weiss |

Micah Zenko

They Who Must Not Be Named

The administration's reasons for not releasing who's on the list of America's enemies in the war on terror are getting ridiculous.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Daft Prez

Was Obama's State of the Union his second farewell address?

David Rothkopf |

Argument

The State of the Union, By Google Autocomplete

A snapshot of the nation’s anxious, online soul.

Rosa Brooks |

Report

Recycled

If Obama's energy and trade policies sound familiar, they should.

Jamila Trindle |