John Brennan took over the CIA after years working for Barack Obama. Now he's on the hot seat as lawmakers demand to know whether the CIA spied on Congress.
Kristin Lord, Suzanne Nossel, Whitney Kassel, and Ari Ratner weigh in on Rosa Brooks's recent columns and a woman's right to recline.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Julianne Smith, and Mieke Eoyang take on Rosa Brooks' Manifesto for the new working woman.
SECDEF begins defending his budget; The combat rescue helo lives; and a bit more.
Why Putin, Assad, and their ilk are making chaos the new normal.
From Libya to Syria, the inside story of how the Obama administration went from supporting to sidelining international justice.
Exclusive: Former Google CEO says Snowden helped us, but he broke the law.
The top Marine Corps general is unpopular with his troops, damaged on Capitol Hill, and under investigation in the Pentagon. Can he really still lead?
The Pentagon's budget imagines spending levels that are not based on reality. This isn't just a problem for now, but a problem for the next five years.
Mexico’s president promised a new approach to the drug wars. So why is he still going after big fish?
Nick Kristof is wrong. Professors are more relevant, accessible, and tech-savvy than ever before.
How tensions between South Korea and Japan are playing out in small towns across America.
Mexican society is reeling from an epidemic of organized crime. But now it faces another challenge: taking its economy to the next level.
Why the United States needs strong ties with Canada and Mexico -- now more than ever.
Secret Energy Dept. report says boondoggle to handle Cold War plutonium will cost billions more.
Bob Gates wrestled the defense budget back from the Joint Chiefs. Chuck Hagel is handing it back.
How a foot of snow explains everything that's wrong with Washington, D.C. … and the world.
From drone strikes to Syria, the indecisive Obama administration thinks it can conduct foreign policy by floating trial balloons.
How the right-wing demagogue politician Marine Le Pen can save the floundering Republican Party.
Why lawmakers from both parties, and plenty of countries overseas, are desperate to speed up U.S. energy exports
On Victoria Nuland’s gaffe and the Cold War echoes of American diplomacy abroad.
A handy 10-step guide to defending yourself, your country, or your boss.