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Argument

Leave It to Hillary

The president arrives at a turning point, but it's unclear whether it means a new Obama or a punt to tomorrow.

David Rothkopf |

COLUMN

Obamacare May Hold the Key to Saving the U.S. from Ebola

The 43.3 million uninsured Americans are the country’s greatest vulnerability when it comes to stopping the world’s scariest virus.

Laurie Garrett |

COLUMN

The Nation-Building Trap

When it comes to destroying the Islamic State in Syria, boots on the ground should be the least of our worries.

Aaron David Miller |

Report

Obama's Islamic State Blame Game

The nation's spies feel that the president is throwing them under the bus -- again.

Shane Harris |

COLUMN

Environmentalism Is Dead

How America abandoned its role as leader of the fight to save the planet -- and killed a movement.

Kate Galbraith |

Argument

The Unaffordable Arsenal

The Obama administration is embarking on a multibillion-dollar nuclear spending spree. Problem is, none of it is necessary.

Tom Z. Collina |

Report

'We're Not Sure Their Capabilities Match Their Desire'

Is the Khorasan Group as dangerous as the White House is making it out to be?

Shane Harris |

COLUMN

Hacks and Hired Guns

Are America’s think tanks in hock to the highest bidder?

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

The Emerging Market Stress Test

The Fed’s new monetary policy could put a big strain on developing economies. But they might be up for it this time.

Nicholas Spiro |

Report

Water Wars

Forget the Islamic State. The new conflicts of the future could be sparked by climate change.

Shane Harris |

COLUMN

Pot, Meet Needle

Execution is as execution does.

Matt Bors |

Argument

Mr. Bean to Jihadi John

Western governments are sounding alarm bells about foreign fighters joining the Islamic State. But experts say that these would-be radicals are more often bumbling losers than bin Laden.

David Kenner |

Argument

Congress, What Is It Good For?

When it comes to foreign policy, absolutely nothing.

John Norris |

Report

Preventing the Next Argentina

Efforts to fix the global debt system grind on with no quick fix.

Jamila Trindle |

Report

Exploding World, Cheap Oil

Geopolitical crises abound, but oil producers are still pumping -- and pumping more than the world needs.

Keith Johnson |

Feature

Princesses Without Borders

The long, weird, tangled history of starting your own country.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian |

Argument

What Would the Soviets Say About Michael Brown?

From Birmingham to Ferguson, a brief history of how racial tensions at home have undermined America abroad.

Carol Anderson |

COLUMN

Why Won't Apple Hire Me?

America's best -- and most cash-rich -- companies aren't helping fix the labor gap. But it's not because interest rates are too high.

Daniel Altman |

Report

Developing Nations Anxiously Watch Fed at Jackson Hole

Central bankers fueled an emerging-market credit boom that could deflate when they change course.

Jamila Trindle |

Christian Caryl

How the Wizard of Oz Explains America’s Foreign Policy

A few thoughts on saving the Munchkins, defeating tyranny, and the politics of America's favorite fairytale.

Christian Caryl |

COLUMN

5 Things to Know About the Global Economy Right Now

Why Japan is a wildcard, the Eurozone's in trouble, and the BRICS are a bust.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

The Big Lie Americans Tell Themselves

Stopping genocide has never been a core interest of the United States.

Dhruva Jaishankar |

COLUMN

Why I Hope to Vote Republican in 2024

Face it: Hillary Clinton will be a two-term president, and I’ll vote for her. But a Democratic stranglehold on the White House is bad for America.

Daniel Altman |

Report

'Nothing Could Be Further From the Truth'

As Washington awaits the release of the highly classified probe into the CIA's torture program, John Brennan's integrity is being questioned just when the agency needs it most.

Shane Harris |

Exclusive

The NSA's Cyber-King Goes Corporate

Here's why Keith Alexander thinks he's worth a million dollars a month.

Shane Harris |