North America

Argument

The Myth of Fortress America

The American public doesn’t want to pull back from the world, and a serious read of the poll numbers proves it.

Jon Kyl |

In Box

Law & Order: Rogue States Unit

What a peek inside America's prisons can tell us about U.S.-Iran relations.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

Losing the Ratings War

Why "Enlisted" is the best show on television no one is watching.

Alex Horton |

Argument

America's Peace Crisis

The U.S. diplomatic corps is underfunded, overstretched, and set up to fail. Here's how to fix it.

Christopher Holshek |

Argument

A Friend in Need

Why Israel should count itself lucky to have a straight-talking pal like John Kerry.

Michael A. Cohen |

COLUMN

The Audacity of Small Ball

Obama's defense of his foreign policy illustrates much of what's wrong with it.

David Rothkopf |

Dispatch

France Is Not Impressed with Thomas Piketty

In the English-speaking world, he's the economist du jour. But in his home country? Le shrug.

Clea Caulcutt |

COLUMN

Through the Fiscal Looking Glass

The latest plans for the Pentagon's budget present an alternate reality.

Gordon Adams |

Cyberwar

Exclusive: Meet the Fed's First Line of Defense Against Cyber Attacks

Inside the secret Fed cybersecurity unit keeping trillions of dollars safe from hackers.

Shane Harris |

COLUMN

Down on Piketty Row

Capitalism and its discontents.

Matt Bors |

Report

The Blue Screen of Death at 30,000 Feet

The government has new plan to ensure that your seat belts are fastened, seats are in the upright position -- and no one is hacking your plane.

Shane Harris |

Exclusive

Exclusive: Air Force to Scrutinize Nuke Bomber Units Following Missile Scandal

The push underscores a fundamental question: Can the nuke force police its own?

Dan Lamothe |

COLUMN

Everything You Need to Know to Talk About Inequality

Why Thomas Piketty's capital gulf gets a bit complicated when you look at the numbers.

Daniel Altman |

COLUMN

The Problem With Confidence Men

How Katty Kay and Claire Shipman get it wrong on women and overconfidence.

Rosa Brooks |

Report

Atención Walmart Shoppers

Could the mega-retailer take over the business of sending money home?

Jamila Trindle |

Report

Obama Administration Delays Keystone Until After 2014 Elections

The latest delay in approving the controversial pipeline sends Keystone proponents into a lather.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

No Hawks Here

When it comes to conflict in world politics, realists are the peaceniks of post-Cold War America.

Stephen M. Walt |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Do Russia-Ukraine peace talks stand a chance in Geneva?

Hagel meeting with Poland’s defense chief; An explosion of foreign fighters in Syria; and a bit more.

Dan Lamothe |

Report

What Yellen Didn’t Say

New Fed Chair stays the course, despite criticism that U.S. policies are harming developing economies.

Jamila Trindle |

Situation Report

FP’s Situation Report: Russian troops, or Ukrainian defectors?

A new Medal of Honor for Army veteran; New York Times piece explores ties between military and KKK; and a bit more.

Dan Lamothe |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Remembering the Boston Marathon bombing one year later

CIA chief quietly visits Ukraine; a top Marine touches the military benefits third rail; and a bit more.

Dan Lamothe |

COLUMN

The Keys to the Foreign-Policy Kingdom

A four-step guide to navigating the pressures and prerogatives of the powers-that-be.

Micah Zenko |

Situation Report

FP’s Situation Report: The hunt for missing Flight 370 goes underwater

KKK links in Kansas shootings; U.S. diplomatic ‘brain drain’ in Afghanistan; Career anxiety at West Point; and a bit more.

Dan Lamothe |

Report

Papers, Please.

For years, Iran and other American adversaries have complained that Washington plays hardball with visa rules to bar politically controversial delegates. They’re right.

Elias Groll |

Argument

Whipping Votes and Protecting Lives

The Obama administration has won a significant human rights triumph in Geneva. But it has gone unheralded amid strident criticisms about spying, drones, and detainees.

Suzanne Nossel |

Argument

Two Chief Petty Officers Walk Into a Bar...

America used to love laughing at the military. When did it become so taboo?

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

The Closer

The Asia pivot might be shaking up the Pentagon's starting rotation, but the United States still needs a powerful Army to close it out in the 9th inning.

Maren Leed |

Report

The White House's Faulty Math on Gas Exports

The U.S. will soon be an energy exporter. But administration officials are overselling that potential.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

Moneyball and McCutcheon

Actually Mr. Lewis, it's not just Wall Street that's rigged. It's the American system.

David Rothkopf |