North America

COLUMN

Shouting 'Melting' in a Crowded Theater

Can anyone de-wonkify climate change warnings and actually get people to listen?

Kate Galbraith |

Report

Energizing Europe

Secretary of State Kerry pledges U.S. help in weaning Ukraine, and Europe, off Russian energy.

Keith Johnson |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Breedlove to FP: a need to rethink U.S. posture in Europe

Kerry was against Pollard's release before he was for it; Hagel to meet with Malaysian counterpart; Is a U.S. sub already on the hunt for 370?; CMC takes notice of an op-Ed; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Report

Crude Behavior

The U.S. oil boom has unleashed torrents of oil, and sparked a fight over the 40-year-old ban on oil exports.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

Why Upping the Minimum Wage Requires Immigration Reform

Is Obama pushing a new living wage to try and force the issue of undocumented workers?

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Fracking's Known Unknowns

If the United States is going to help Western allies neutralize Russia's energy stranglehold, it needs to get to the root of why so many people fear fracking.

Kate Galbraith |

Argument

Made in the U.S.A. (Again)

The new industrial revolution won’t be in India or China. It will be right here in America.

Antoine van Agtmael |

Report

Hillary’s Burma Problem

It’s the crowning achievement of her tenure as secretary of state, and it’s unraveling at the seams.

Catherine A. Traywick |

Argument

Madman in the White House

Why looking crazy can be an asset when you’re staring down the Russians.

James Rosen |

COLUMN

Cass Sunstein Is Sleeping on the Couch Tonight

Is Obama's groupthink guru (and Amb. Samantha Power's husband) opening a window on White House dysfunction?

Kori Schake |

Argument

The Lies American Jihadists Tell Themselves

On faking blackness, dickriders, basic training, and the sad fabulist and wannabe-warrior-of-Islam, Nicholas Teausant.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

Argument

Getting to No

Why ensuring nuclear material doesn't end up in terrorists' hands should still be at the very top of President Obama's agenda.

Graham Allison |

Report

Exclusive: Army Squared Off With Budweiser Over Controversial Super Bowl Ad

A popular commercial honored the return of a U.S. soldier from Afghanistan. So how did it get so ugly behind the scenes?

Dan Lamothe |

COLUMN

Benghazi Is a Flat Circle

After the McConnaissance, the Grahamsformation.

Matt Bors |

Argument

The Solve-Everything, Do-Nothing White House

How big goals and low bandwidth scuppered Obama's overburdened foreign policy agenda.

Stephen Walt |

COLUMN

Winthrop's Warning

How politicians and pundits misread “city on a hill” and butcher the real meaning of American exceptionalism.

Rosa Brooks |

Feature

Does the Academy Matter?

Do policymakers listen? Should you get a Ph.D.? And where are all the women?

FP Staff |

COLUMN

Spiteful Faces and Suicidal Tendencies

In squabbling over aid to Ukraine, the GOP is only making America more feckless and impotent.

James Traub |

COLUMN

Here to Stay

Don't like America leading from behind in the world? Get used to it.

Aaron David Miller |

Feature

The Coming Revolution in Orbit

How space went from a superpowers-only club to a DIY playground.

Zach Rosenberg |

Report

Rock Bottom

The relationship between the CIA and its Senate overseers has never been worse.

Shane Harris |

Argument

Condemned to Repeat It

Why Washington's foreign policymakers desperately need to study up on their history.

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

The Drone Invasion Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Why sensationalizing drone proliferation is going to kill our ability to control them.

Sarah Kreps |

Argument

Exporting Climate Skepticism

Some of the most advanced countries in the world are increasingly rejecting climate change. But where did they get this idea? America, it seems.

Kate Galbraith |

Report

Help Is Not on the Way

Sorry, Congress, America can't save Ukraine by selling it natural gas.

Keith Johnson |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Katelyn Fossett |

COLUMN

Convenient Amnesia

John Kerry in the time machine.

Matt Bors |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Can John Brennan really handle the CIA-Senate standoff?

Crimea moves toward secession; The Pentagon’s new controversial retirement plan unveiled; and a bit more.

Dan Lamothe |

Rebuttal

The Recline! Response (Part 2)

Kristin Lord, Suzanne Nossel, Whitney Kassel, and Ari Ratner weigh in on Rosa Brooks's recent columns and a woman's right to recline.

Kristin M. Lord |

Report

The President's Man

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.

Shane Harris |