If the NSA's massive spying operation sounds a lot like a Bush-era program ... that's because it is.
How John McCain became America's unofficial ambassador of leading from the front.
Sorry, Edward Snowden -- the United States has a long, dubious history of putting national security before people's freedoms.
Why Congress needs to go big -- and restrict the power of a runaway executive branch.
Deep within the National Security Agency, an elite, rarely discussed team of hackers and spies is targeting America's enemies abroad.
The war on terror has taken over not just U.S. foreign policy, but also our inboxes, smartphones, and Facebook pages. And we're only beginning to understand how much harm that's caused.
Will Susan Rice bring out a more muscular side of Barack Obama?
Don't expect much from the upcoming summit -- we've been down this road before.
Washington's democracy promotion community is a mess. Here's how to fix it.
The national security advisor of James Mann's profile bears little resemblance to the Tom Donilon I know.
Does one obscure Austrian philosopher have the blueprint for the U.S. pivot to Asia?
Tom Donilon has amassed enormous behind-the-scenes power as the president’s national security advisor. But now, as the White House shuffles its foreign-policy team, his critics are sharpening their knives.
Obama can't live without drones, Pakistan can't live with 'em. So the president bowed to the Islamic street.
How can the Obama administration credibly promote freedom of speech abroad while restricting it in the United States?
Why America's natural gas boom is good news for U.S. manufacturing and bad news for China.
No, America hasn't "lost" Iraq. But a dangerous realpolitik is the new normal in Baghdad.
The Republican Party is taking America down a dangerous path.
Why America should swap its retirees, patients, and students for skilled immigrant labor.
Could the United States really go to war with China?
I co-wrote the Arab Peace Initiative. And I doubt Kerry's good-faith attempt to revive it will succeed.
The only thing transparent about the White House is its perverse penchant for secrecy.
When progress in the Middle East seems more in reach than a Washington that works.
Americans deserve to hear the dirty secrets of the CIA’s war on terror. We’ll all be better off with the truth.