Obama Administration

Argument

Step Up in Syria, Mr. President

It's not just about chemical weapons -- it's about stopping a brutal dictator's war.

Fuad Siniora |

Argument

Take It and Like It

Why Obama should be thrilled about the Russian chemical weapons deal.

Edward Luttwak |

Jeffrey Lewis

Pick a Card, Any Card

How Brian Eno explains Obama's Syria policy.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Reality Check

Can Obama Afford Not to Bomb Syria?

The White House seems to be confusing the least bad option with a strategic necessity.

Aaron David Miller |

Investigation

The Cowboy of the NSA

Inside Gen. Keith Alexander's all-out, barely-legal drive to build the ultimate spy machine.

Shane Harris |

Marc Lynch

Trench Warfare

The sectarian and political camps across the Arab world are violently divided on Syria. Could a U.S. bombing campaign bring them together?

Marc Lynch |

Argument

Questioning Credibility

What the Middle East really thinks about chemical weapons and U.S. intervention in Syria.

Shibley Telhami |

Putinology

Obama Is No Longer a Friend

Why Russia's dissidents have soured on the U.S. president.

Anna Nemtsova |

Jeffrey Lewis

Keep Us in the Loop

The White House should release the evidence of Syria's chemical weapons attack.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Dispatch

Waiting for the Tomahawks

How do Syria’s rebels feel about a U.S. bombing campaign against Assad?

Hania Mourtada |

Argument

Pushed on the Bandwagon

Obama's Syria plan forced AIPAC's hand.

Steven J. Rosen |

Micah Zenko

A Translation Guide to Foreign Policy Gibberish

Wondering what is meant by 'all options are on the table'? A spokesperson will 'look into that' for you.

Micah Zenko |

Reality Check

Making a Virtue Out of a Necessity

The four reasons it was inevitable that Obama would go to Congress on Syria.

Aaron David Miller |

Gordon Adams

Intervention on the Cheap

Lawmakers trying to tie Syria to sequestration don't seem to realize we've already paid for this war.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

Bait and Switch

Obama’s “limited” strikes are just the prelude to massive intervention in the Middle East. And Congress shouldn’t fall for it.

Bruce Ackerman |

Rational Security

The Syrian Abyss

What Nietzsche would say about striking Assad.

John Arquilla |

Argument

All Syria Policy Is Local

The political expediency of Obama's congressional push on Syria.

William G. Howell |

Argument

Questions and Airstrikes

Why Congress needs to think hard about Obama’s Syria plan.

Daniel Byman |

David Rothkopf

The Gamble

Five big consequences of the president's call to let Congress decide about America's Syrian intervention.

David Rothkopf |

Rational Security

Arsenal of Hypocrisy

No matter where you look in the world, American words don't match American deeds.

John Arquilla |

By Other Means

A Model of American Opacity

How Obama's drone war echoes Egypt's military crackdown.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Spying Blind

The National Security Agency has an intelligence problem: It won’t admit how dumb it is. 

Shane Harris |

Terms of Engagement

Speak Softly and Carry No Stick

Welcome to the Obama Doctrine in Egypt.

James Traub |

Marc Lynch

Enough Is Enough

It’s time for Washington to cut Egypt loose.

Marc Lynch |

Argument

Vlad the Impaler

Obama may have canceled a summit, but when it comes to power politics there's only one master.

Kori Schake |

Gordon Adams

The Shoots of Hope Spring Eternal

But when it comes to the federal budget, are they weeds?

Gordon Adams |

Argument

Green Water

Can the U.S. Navy win the eco-arms race?

Ray Mabus |

Argument

How We Lost Yemen

The United States used the Pakistan playbook on Yemen's terrorists. It didn't work.

Gregory D. Johnsen |

Argument

Calm Before the Storm

John Kerry’s Pakistan trip might be all smiles and handshakes, but there’s a crisis brewing beneath the surface.

Michael Kugelman |

Putinology

Below the Radar

Worried about how Edward Snowden will affect President Obama's visit to Russia next month? Moscow isn't.

Anna Nemtsova |