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?
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.
Mexico’s president promised a new approach to the drug wars. So why is he still going after big fish?
Nick Kristof is wrong. Professors are more relevant, accessible, and tech-savvy than ever before.
How tensions between South Korea and Japan are playing out in small towns across America.
Mexican society is reeling from an epidemic of organized crime. But now it faces another challenge: taking its economy to the next level.
Why the United States needs strong ties with Canada and Mexico -- now more than ever.
Secret Energy Dept. report says boondoggle to handle Cold War plutonium will cost billions more.
Bob Gates wrestled the defense budget back from the Joint Chiefs. Chuck Hagel is handing it back.
How a foot of snow explains everything that's wrong with Washington, D.C. … and the world.
From drone strikes to Syria, the indecisive Obama administration thinks it can conduct foreign policy by floating trial balloons.
How the right-wing demagogue politician Marine Le Pen can save the floundering Republican Party.
Why lawmakers from both parties, and plenty of countries overseas, are desperate to speed up U.S. energy exports
On Victoria Nuland’s gaffe and the Cold War echoes of American diplomacy abroad.
A handy 10-step guide to defending yourself, your country, or your boss.
The forgotten history of when America boldly abandoned ship in the Middle East.
The water shortage hammering California is bad news for power prices - and for the state's emissions goals.
The United States needs to officially end the Iraq war -- or else acknowledge that it’s waging an endless and unwinnable fight.
Why paying for an aging population may force the United States -- and its allies -- to cut back on military spending.
Why Russia's missile mischief shows that the United States needs to think differently about arms control.
Political and piecemeal Pentagon budget cuts can't hide the fact that there's no strategy behind the sequester drawdown.
What James Madison (and the rest of the Founding Fathers) would have thought of the NSA and Edward Snowden.
A snapshot of the nation’s anxious, online soul.
From Syria to Iran, Obama's State of the Union leaves many questions unanswered.