Blame profits, politics -- and a huge growth in secrecy-obsessed institutions.
Obama should head down the diplomatic road toward a nuclear deal with Iran, but he must make exceedingly clear what he will not abide.
Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.
Even a state visit by India's prime minister can't save a relationship with Washington that's dangerously off-base.
Civil-military relations haven't been this bad in decades.
Why the U.S. should grant Iranian journalists freedom to report, outside a 25-mile radius of New York.
Why a Meatloaf song should guide the U.S. approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel-Palestine.
Caroline Kennedy might have gotten softball questions at her Senate confirmation hearing, but don’t expect the Japanese to go as easy on her.
Japan's defense minister talks to Foreign Policy.
One reason why Western officials are being so nice to Moscow: They want Russia to destroy Syria's deadly arsenal on its own soil.
The Sabermetric spat about whether it's important for a president to appear "credible."
Never was so much B.S. presented to so many people in such a short text.
Don't be fooled: The United States is already knee-deep in the Syrian quagmire, and the opportunity costs are disturbing.
It took a mix of religion, guile, and a stumbling Obama to pull it off.
Is John Kerry the president's attack dog, or is he off the leash?
America's politicians are abandoning their responsibilities in the Middle East. What follows could be very dangerous.
Frustrated with Obama's Syria speech? Here are two better ones he could have given.
It's not just about chemical weapons -- it's about stopping a brutal dictator's war.
The White House seems to be confusing the least bad option with a strategic necessity.
Inside Gen. Keith Alexander's all-out, barely-legal drive to build the ultimate spy machine.
The sectarian and political camps across the Arab world are violently divided on Syria. Could a U.S. bombing campaign bring them together?
What the Middle East really thinks about chemical weapons and U.S. intervention in Syria.
The White House should release the evidence of Syria's chemical weapons attack.