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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 |

Argument

Old People Are Sucking Us Dry

Why senior citizens are bankrupting America.

Daniel Altman |

Rebuttal

The Recline! Response (Part 1)

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Julianne Smith, and Mieke Eoyang take on Rosa Brooks' Manifesto for the new working woman.

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Julianne Smith and Mieke Eoyang |

Situation Report

FP’s Situation Report: Congress investigating U.S. intel mistakes in Crimea

SECDEF begins defending his budget; The combat rescue helo lives; and a bit more.

Dan Lamothe |

COLUMN

A World Without Consequences

Why Putin, Assad, and their ilk are making chaos the new normal.

David Rothkopf |

COLUMN

Slack? Nap? Snooze?

A follow-up to my Recline manifesto.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Repeal and Restore

How President Obama can end the war on terror, once and for all.

James Traub |

COLUMN

Cool Ties

From Libya to Syria, the inside story of how the Obama administration went from supporting to sidelining international justice.

David Bosco |

Interview

Whistleblower or Traitor?

Exclusive: Former Google CEO says Snowden helped us, but he broke the law.

Shane Harris |

In Box

Zionist Movement

How AIPAC is severing its historical roots -- and weakening its influence.

John B. Judis |

Report

Tarnished Brass

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?

Dan Lamothe |

Argument

The New Defense Budget Plan

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.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

Head Games

Mexico’s president promised a new approach to the drug wars. So why is he still going after big fish?

Evelyn Krache Morris |

Argument

Big Adjustment

Five things Richard Stengel should know about his new job.

Jonathan E. Kaplan |