Hagel meeting with Poland’s defense chief; An explosion of foreign fighters in Syria; and a bit more.
New Fed Chair stays the course, despite criticism that U.S. policies are harming developing economies.
A new Medal of Honor for Army veteran; New York Times piece explores ties between military and KKK; and a bit more.
CIA chief quietly visits Ukraine; a top Marine touches the military benefits third rail; and a bit more.
A four-step guide to navigating the pressures and prerogatives of the powers-that-be.
KKK links in Kansas shootings; U.S. diplomatic ‘brain drain’ in Afghanistan; Career anxiety at West Point; and a bit more.
For years, Iran and other American adversaries have complained that Washington plays hardball with visa rules to bar politically controversial delegates. They’re right.
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.
America used to love laughing at the military. When did it become so taboo?
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.
The U.S. will soon be an energy exporter. But administration officials are overselling that potential.
Actually Mr. Lewis, it's not just Wall Street that's rigged. It's the American system.
Can anyone de-wonkify climate change warnings and actually get people to listen?
Secretary of State Kerry pledges U.S. help in weaning Ukraine, and Europe, off Russian energy.
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.
The U.S. oil boom has unleashed torrents of oil, and sparked a fight over the 40-year-old ban on oil exports.
Is Obama pushing a new living wage to try and force the issue of undocumented workers?
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.
The new industrial revolution won’t be in India or China. It will be right here in America.
It’s the crowning achievement of her tenure as secretary of state, and it’s unraveling at the seams.
Why looking crazy can be an asset when you’re staring down the Russians.
Is Obama's groupthink guru (and Amb. Samantha Power's husband) opening a window on White House dysfunction?
On faking blackness, dickriders, basic training, and the sad fabulist and wannabe-warrior-of-Islam, Nicholas Teausant.
Why ensuring nuclear material doesn't end up in terrorists' hands should still be at the very top of President Obama's agenda.
A popular commercial honored the return of a U.S. soldier from Afghanistan. So how did it get so ugly behind the scenes?
How big goals and low bandwidth scuppered Obama's overburdened foreign policy agenda.
How politicians and pundits misread “city on a hill” and butcher the real meaning of American exceptionalism.
Do policymakers listen? Should you get a Ph.D.? And where are all the women?