Why America needs to fix its problems at home before messing around in Asia.
When it comes to assessing the success of the war on terror, there's a lot we just don't know.
Does the U.S. stand a chance against Tehran, the nimble, canny free agent of nuclear negotiations?
Why America can no longer afford to outsource the war on al-Shabab.
Breaking up may be hard to do, but it's the GOP's best chance for survival.
Obama’s trying to tank the markets to win the budget fight. Problem is, that might not work -- and Republicans just don’t care.
From Vietnam to Syria, the appalling history of U.S. efforts to end wars by creating stalemate.
A dozen bold suggestions for the Obama administration to recover its mojo -- fast.
Does coercive diplomacy actually work? Don't let the popular narrative on Syria fool you.
It's not Obamacare or the shutdown that's the problem -- it's the lack of American leadership.
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.