Chuck Hagel was always being upstaged by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The next secretary of defense will have to change that equation.
Chuck Hagel wasn't a genius. But he got a bum rap for being exactly the secretary of defense that Obama wanted -- until he wasn't.
Hagel's push from the Pentagon was about more than just ISIS and White House politics.
Firing Hagel was the easy part. Finding a new Pentagon chief capable of dealing with the Islamic State, a micromanaging White House, and angry Republicans will be far harder.
Washington would like to believe it has a lot more leverage over Tehran than it really does.
No elections, an empty Senate, violent protests on the streets of Port-au-Prince -- and Haiti's unrest is just getting started.
Getting rid of Hagel is not a cure for what ails Obama's national security team -- it's a symptom of the disease.
"Data handshakes," call records, and the NSA's back door into telecom companies reveal that the Senate's plan to protect Americans' privacy would have done no such thing.
New research reveals that Iranians may be more willing to make a nuclear deal with the United States than previously thought.
The threat posed by the Islamic State to the United States is being overblown to a dangerous -- and untruthful -- degree. So why are we letting our government officials get away with it?
Dealing with Congress could drive anyone nuts, but with his immigration move, Obama is crazy like a fox.
There's a reason Americans are confused about the value of overseas development assistance. And there's also a fix -- if the State Department gets serious about the next QDDR.
Dropping bombs isn't the only way to advance American interests abroad.
U.S. foreign policy is a mess -- a big, aimless mess. But the only way to build a grand strategy is to accept both global disarray and American decline.
Will the U.S.-China climate deal actually do anything to stop rising global temperatures?
The landmark deal won’t cut China’s emissions for more than a decade, and it’s going to be tough for the U.S. to meet its requirements. But it's a good start.
The 113th Congress has only weeks to stop Ebola, fight ISIS, and keep the government funded.
Is the NSA actually making us worse at fighting terrorism?
The midterm drubbing wasn't a referendum on Obama's foreign policy. In the next two years, he should double down and stick to his guns.
The world doesn’t need the United States nearly as much as we like to think it does.
Three reasons why President Obama isn't about to be a second-term foreign-policy free-ranger.
Don’t kid yourselves; from the Islamic State to Ukraine to Iran, foreign policy mattered in Tuesday's elections.
Obama stands alone, apart from his party and the world, in the wake of Tuesday’s elections.
With the Export-Import Bank on the chopping block, American companies tried to get requests in under the wire.
Why America needs to embrace a culture of risk in order to build the next-generation space program.
Why a Republican win on Tuesday may push the White House into a more aggressive foreign policy posture.
The administration is a coward for not saying what it really thinks about the special relationship with Israel.