2012 Election Poster 5

The List

Taking the Hill

The eight races the military-industrial complex is watching.

Gordon Lubold |

The List

Blue Planet

What if the world could vote in the U.S. election?

Uri Friedman |

The List

Winds of Change

From the failed Mongol invasion of Japan to Cyclone Nargis, six storms that changed the course of history.

Ty McCormick |


Meet Sandy, the Game Changer

This storm could upend American politics -- if we're lucky.

David Rothkopf |

Amy Zegart

Interrogation Techniques

What Bob Schieffer can learn from the CIA.

Amy Zegart |


Who Said It: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

With Election Day fast approaching, how well do you know the candidates on foreign policy?

Joshua E. Keating |


Red State

Why China wants Mitt Romney to win.

Shen Dingli |


Wild About Harry

Remember when Republicans loved Harry Truman? Me neither.

Jacob Heilbrunn |


The Battle for Mitt Romney's Soul

Which faction of the Republican Party is winning? We asked three smart conservatives to weigh in.

Danielle Pletka |

Budget Wars

The 4 Percent Solution

How much military can you buy for $720 billion a year?

James Jay Carafano |

David Rothkopf

The Election Is Over

It's time to start worrying about 2013, because the Obama team clearly isn't.

David Rothkopf |


An Open Letter to the United States of America

Some unsolicited thoughts from an Egyptian revolutionary.

Mahmoud Salem |


Peaceniks in Palestine

The PLO’s U.S. ambassador slams Mitt Romney’s leaked comments on the Middle East.

Maen Rashid Areikat |

Gordon Adams

Aim High

Guess who's in Romney's 47 percent?

Gordon Adams |


Dirty Bomb, Muddy Thinking

Mitt Romney screws up nuclear weapons 101.

Joe Cirincione |

Rational Security

Three Wars on Terror

Ronald Reagan and the battle for Obama's strategic soul.

John Arquilla |



Was the U.S. Navy really better in 1917?

James Holmes |

Terms of Engagement

Cancer at the Core

The key to ensuring America's long-term national security is something neither Democrats nor Republicans really seem to understand.

James Traub |


Renewing America’s Fighting Faith

Barack Obama's correction to the excesses of the George W. Bush years was necessary. But cold-blooded realism is not enough to safeguard America's interests and promote its values.

Will Marshall |

The List


Five reasons why it's awkward that Condi's speaking at the GOP convention.

Uri Friedman |


Will Romney Discover His Inner Nixon?

The coming GOP fight between realists and neocons.

Jacob Heilbrunn |

The List

The FP 50

The 50 most powerful Republicans on foreign policy.

Sulome Anderson |


Pipe Dreams

Why Mitt Romney can't free America from Middle East oil.

Michael Levi |

David Rothkopf

The November Surprise

Forget October bombshells. The real surprise in the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign will come when disaffected voters shun the polls.

David Rothkopf |


Dumb and Dumber

Liberal pundits think they can swing "low-information voters" by throwing facts at them. But not only do they misunderstand this key demographic of the 2012 presidential election -- they're doing their party a disservice.

George Lakoff |


It's the Economy, Stupid… Or Is It?

Five foreign policy curveballs that could swing the election.

Samuel R. Berger |


Making Enemies from Friends

Hey, Mitt: Russia's not quite America's No. 1 geopolitical foe just yet, but keep up that talk and Vladimir Putin will be happy to oblige.

James Traub |


Can't We All Just Not Get Along?

Why the push for bipartisan consensus in foreign policy is a dumb idea.

Michael A. Cohen |


Debating Hillary

Has Hillary Clinton -- the subject of a major new profile in Foreign Policy -- been a good secretary of state? Seven top foreign-policy watchers assess her legacy.

Adrienne Klasa |


The Conservative Defense Revolution

Or, how the Tea Party learned to love the Pentagon.

James Jay Carafano |