Obama Administration

Report

Baghdad's Burning… And It's (Kind of) Our Fault

What Iraq's implosion can teach us about Afghanistan's future.

Yochi Dreazen |

Report

Is South Korea Stealing U.S. Military Secrets?

Their tanks, missiles, and electronic warfare gear look an awful lot like ours.     

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

Assad's War of Starvation

The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.

John F. Kerry |

Marc Lynch

The Middle East Power Vacuum

When Iran starts to look competent and responsible, you know you've got a problem.

Marc Lynch |

By Other Means

And the Moral of the Tweet Is...

How @NatSecWonk shows that D.C. is a wonderful, terrible place.

Rosa Brooks |

David Rothkopf

False Fronts

How the biggest intelligence community scandal in modern memory and Washington's infamous Twitter troll expose the real D.C.

David Rothkopf |

Marc Lynch

Iraq's Moment to Rise or Burn

Baghdad could be the key to unlocking the region's worst conflicts -- if only it could get its own house in order.

Marc Lynch |

Reality Check

The Shrinking

Why the Middle East is less and less important for the United States.

Aaron David Miller |

Profile

Sherman's March

Meet the social worker turned nuclear negotiator who's trying to keep Iran from getting the bomb.

Yochi Dreazen |

Jeffrey Lewis

Poison Control

Why can't we get rid of nukes the same way we got rid of chemical weapons?

Jeffrey Lewis |

Report

NSA Veterans: The White House Is Hanging Us Out to Dry

'There has been no support for the agency from the President, and this has not gone unnoticed.'

Shane Harris |

David Rothkopf

The Power Paradox

Why America can only be great by being unexceptional.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Crisis Management

Welcome to the Fed, Janet Yellen. Now, can you please save a global economy teetering on the brink of collapse?

Zachary Karabell |

Argument

Mind Your Own Business

Why America needs to fix its problems at home before messing around in Asia.

Shen Dingli |

Micah Zenko

The Known Unknowns of Counterterrorism Ops

When it comes to assessing the success of the war on terror, there's a lot we just don't know.

Micah Zenko |

Reality Check

Advantage: Iran

Does the U.S. stand a chance against Tehran, the nimble, canny free agent of nuclear negotiations?

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Cut-Rate Counterterrorism

Why America can no longer afford to outsource the war on al-Shabab.

Bronwyn Bruton |

Daniel Altman

A Plan to Save the Republican Party

Breaking up may be hard to do, but it's the GOP's best chance for survival.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

The Dumbest Game of Chicken, Ever

Obama’s trying to tank the markets to win the budget fight. Problem is, that might not work -- and Republicans just don’t care.

Daniel W. Drezner |

By Other Means

The Failure of Impasse

From Vietnam to Syria, the appalling history of U.S. efforts to end wars by creating stalemate.

Rosa Brooks |

The List

Tempest in a Teacup

Five reasons why canceling Obama's Asia trip is no big deal.

Michael Auslin |

Feature

The 12-Step Plan

A dozen bold suggestions for the Obama administration to recover its mojo -- fast.

FP's Shadow Government contributors |

Argument

Nonessential

Has Obama given up on the Asia pivot?

Alex N. Wong |

Micah Zenko

Threat of Failure

Does coercive diplomacy actually work? Don't let the popular narrative on Syria fool you.

Micah Zenko |

David Rothkopf

Pre-Existing Condition

It's not Obamacare or the shutdown that's the problem -- it's the lack of American leadership.

David Rothkopf |

Investigation

How Congress Screwed Up America's Security Clearance System

Blame profits, politics -- and a huge growth in secrecy-obsessed institutions.

Rebecca LaFlure |

Argument

Trust, but Clarify

Obama should head down the diplomatic road toward a nuclear deal with Iran, but he must make exceedingly clear what he will not abide.

Dennis Ross |

Argument

The World Hasn't Tackled Syria's Real WMD Nightmare

Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.

Leonard A. Cole |

Reality Check

Why Bibi Should Rest Easy

Obama is not going to sell out Israel in an Iran deal.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

A Singh and a Miss

Even a state visit by India's prime minister can't save a relationship with Washington that's dangerously off-base.

Michael Kugelman |