2012 Election Poster 3

The List

How Ancient Plankton Elected Obama

And other crazy tales from the world's electoral maps.

Frank Jacobs |

Argument

Lies, Damned Lies, and Defense-Job Statistics

No, cutting Pentagon spending will not destroy local economies.

Christopher Preble |

The List

The 6 Best Moments in Veep Debate History

The 2012 vice-presidential debate might not be a game-changer, but that doesn't mean it won't be entertaining.

Uri Friedman |

David Rothkopf

Bibi's Blunder

How Netanyahu killed the Israel lobby.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

A Dangerous Mind

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy isn’t an afterthought, it’s a frightening return to a bullying neoconservative ideology -- and Americans should be worried.

Bruce W. Jentleson |

Argument

Paul Ryan's Bad Idea for the Middle East

It's not true that Mitt Romney's veep choice is a complete neophyte on foreign policy. But his major foray abroad does not inspire confidence.

Ty McCormick |

Argument

Obama Has Been Great for Israel

Anyone who tells you otherwise is distorting reality.

Colin H. Kahl |

In Box

Why Bad Politics = Even Worse Markets

Want to fix the economy? Stop the partisan brinkmanship.

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

Argument

Uncultured

Mitt Romney don't know much about economic history.

Daron Acemoglu |

Argument

The End of the Affair

Four years after Barack Obama's landmark Berlin speech, the transatlantic alliance is fading fast. What went wrong?

Mark Leonard |

Argument

Insourcing

America's real outsourcing crisis isn't the one Obama and Romney are arguing about. It's the talented immigrants who are prevented from setting up shop in America.

Vivek Wadhwa |

Interview

Unipolar Disorder

Why are American voters so all over the place when it comes to foreign policy?

Michael A. Cohen |

In Box

'American Exceptionalism': A Short History

How did a phrase initially used dismissively by Joseph Stalin become shorthand for who loves America more?

Uri Friedman |

Interview

The Obama Paradox

A conversation with David Sanger, author of a new book on Obama's secret wars. 

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Damned if You Do

Obama hasn't made a peep about cutting U.S. support to NATO -- though everyone agrees it's necessary to get Europeans to pay their fair share. And yet, Romney attacks him for it.

Michael A. Cohen |

Argument

The Government We Deserve

Americans are sick and tired of Washington's dysfunctional politics. But it's not Congress they should be angry at -- Americans got exactly the system of government they asked for.

Alasdair Roberts |

Argument

Hi, I Killed Osama bin Laden and I Approve This Message

Can Barack Obama ride the OBL raid to victory in November?

Michael A. Cohen |

Behind the Numbers

The New, New World Order

Do Americans still hate the United Nations?

Scott Clement |

The List

Seven Flip-Flops Romney Needs to Make

During the bruising Republican primary, front-runner Mitt Romney has talked himself into a corner on some key foreign-policy issues. He's going to have to shake the Etch-a-Sketch one more time if he's going to win the election and actually govern as president.

Joshua E. Keating |

Behind the Numbers

The Not-So-Evil Empire

Is Russia still America's bogeyman?

Scott Clement |

Reality Check

The Goldilocks Principle

No one's perfect, and surely not President Obama. But in the rough and tumble world of foreign policy, it's hard to argue he hasn't done most things just about right.

Aaron David Miller |

Rebuttal

From Strength to Strength

Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie have it all wrong. Americans believe in President Barack Obama’s foreign policy competence -- and picking a fight just makes the GOP candidates look lame.

Jeremy Rosner |

Behind the Numbers

One Nation Under God

With Obama’s contraceptive plan putting him in hot water, how much does religion really matter at the ballot box?

Scott Clement |

Argument

Mexican Standoff

Republicans have a historic chance to win the Hispanic vote. They're shooting themselves in the foot.

Michael A. Cohen |