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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 |

COLUMN

Recline!

Why "leaning in" is killing us.

Rosa Brooks |

COLUMN

Not Your Dad's Academy

Nick Kristof is wrong. Professors are more relevant, accessible, and tech-savvy than ever before.

Daniel W. Drezner |

Report

The Comfort Women Lobby

How tensions between South Korea and Japan are playing out in small towns across America.   

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

Mexico on the Brink

Mexican society is reeling from an epidemic of organized crime. But now it faces another challenge: taking its economy to the next level.

Shannon K. O'Neil |

Argument

Muting the Noise

How the media make us all bad investors.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Good Neighbors

Why the United States needs strong ties with Canada and Mexico -- now more than ever.

Shannon O'Neil |

Exclusive

Nuking the Budget

Secret Energy Dept. report says boondoggle to handle Cold War plutonium will cost billions more.

Douglas Birch |

The Spendagon

The Men Who Really Run the Pentagon

Bob Gates wrestled the defense budget back from the Joint Chiefs. Chuck Hagel is handing it back.

Winslow Wheeler |

COLUMN

Warning: Winter Metaphor Alert!

How a foot of snow explains everything that's wrong with Washington, D.C. … and the world.

Rosa Brooks |

COLUMN

Any Way the Wind Blows

From drone strikes to Syria, the indecisive Obama administration thinks it can conduct foreign policy by floating trial balloons.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

The GOP's Savior Is French

How the right-wing demagogue politician Marine Le Pen can save the floundering Republican Party.

James Poulos |

Report

The Geopolitics of Gas Exports

Why lawmakers from both parties, and plenty of countries overseas, are desperate to speed up U.S. energy exports

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Twilight of the Proconsuls

On Victoria Nuland’s gaffe and the Cold War echoes of American diplomacy abroad.

Kenneth Weisbrode |

COLUMN

How to Justify Any Policy, No Matter How Bad It Might Be

A handy 10-step guide to defending yourself, your country, or your boss.

Stephen M. Walt |

COLUMN

When Reagan Cut and Run

The forgotten history of when America boldly abandoned ship in the Middle East.

Micah Zenko |