Obama Administration

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 |

Argument

Foreign Staid

State and USAID need an overhaul, but you won't hear it from Obama.

Daniel Serwer |

Argument

Speak Up, Mr. President

A memo to Barack Obama on how to talk about the Middle East policy no one thinks he actually has.

Aaron David Miller |

COLUMN

From Messiah to Mediocrity

How a constitutional scholar became a "just trust me" pol.

David Rothkopf |

Report

Acquitted in Court, Still Blacklisted by the U.S.

The United States sanctioned Ante Gotovina when he was a fugitive fleeing war crimes charges. Now he's a free man, but still on the list.

Jamila Trindle |

COLUMN

We Can Handle the Truth

The CIA's excuses about torture just don't hold water.

Rosa Brooks |

COLUMN

Making the Grade

Is there really a way to judge if a foreign policy is successful?

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

Reckless Reforms

Why the Obama administration should ignore recommendations from the panel it established to review NSA surveillance.

Joshua Rovner |

Report

How the U.S. Triumph in South Sudan Came Undone

The White House bet on guerrilla fighters changing their warring ways. Turns out it was a bad bet.

Colum Lynch |

Argument

The Panopticon Paradox

When an enemy can be anywhere, the state looks everywhere. So how can it infringe on privacy nowhere?

Emile Simpson |

Report

Obama Admin Taking It Easy on Terror Group, Congressmen Charge

The Haqqani network comprises some of Afghanistan's most lethal insurgents. Why isn't the White House doing more to stop them?

Gordon Lubold |

Report

Stuck on a U.S. Government Blacklist?

Call Erich Ferrari, the lawyer who makes a living defending alleged drug kingpins and arms dealers.

Jamila Trindle |

David Rothkopf

It’s Not About Snowden -- It’s About Madison

The jig is up for anyone who argues that the Constitution doesn't cover metadata.

David Rothkopf |

5 Things You Didn't Know About...

Premature Evaluation

An admittedly foolhardy (but no more than the rest) attempt to assess the legacy of Barack Obama.

Aaron David Miller |

Report

The Pentagon's Invisible Man

Even the defense secretary admits, "It's not a Hagel era."

Gordon Lubold |

In Box

Epiphanies from Leon Panetta

The spy chief who nailed Osama bin Laden reflects on Syria, Iran, and the most dysfunctional U.S. Congress in recent memory. 

Ty McCormick |

David Rothkopf

Dysfunction Junction

Public officials from Beijing to D.C. are failing to rise to the world's challenges. That's where FP's Global Thinkers come in.

David Rothkopf |

Feature

The Kerry Doctrine

The secretary of state's go-big-or-go-home foreign policy.

Douglas Brinkley |

Exclusive

White House v. Holder

The fight over the government’s top national security lawyer.

Shane Harris |

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 |