Why Obama’s small plan to send small arms to the Syrian rebels might fail on all counts.
Obama's options in Syria are awful. But the United States is headed for intervention anyway.
No, Mr. President, your top job is not to 'keep the American people safe.'
The war on terror has taken over not just U.S. foreign policy, but also our inboxes, smartphones, and Facebook pages. And we're only beginning to understand how much harm that's caused.
Susan Rice and Samantha Power will finally move U.S. foreign policy into the 21st century.
Obama and Xi will work better together if they both acknowledge they don't trust each other.
How the Pentagon can cut costs -- and come out stronger.
Will the wars of the future be won by management consultants?
Obama thinks he can solve the world’s most intractable conflicts. What if he’s wrong?
Modest measures to aid the Syrian rebels won't topple Assad. And despite protestations, even Washington's hawks don't want to go further.
Obama's outgoing national security advisor leaves behind a U.S. foreign policy in much better shape than he found it. Can Susan Rice build on his success?
President Obama's magical thinking about how to defeat al Qaeda.
How Robert Mueller transformed -- for better and for worse -- the FBI into a counterterrorism agency.
How to end Obama's culture of secrecy in just a few lines of code.
The national security advisor of James Mann's profile bears little resemblance to the Tom Donilon I know.
Tom Donilon has amassed enormous behind-the-scenes power as the president’s national security advisor. But now, as the White House shuffles its foreign-policy team, his critics are sharpening their knives.
Limiting drone strikes and closing Gitmo won't stop homegrown radicals.
Obama can't live without drones, Pakistan can't live with 'em. So the president bowed to the Islamic street.