The Obama administration set out to reform the international financial system, but now finds itself on the defensive. What went wrong?
The Iranian nuclear program is a complex threat to international peace and stability. In this ambitious paper, former national security advisor Stephen J. Hadley says that stopping it requires an equally complex and sophisticated strategy.
Americans are wringing their hands about the grave threat that a nuclear Iran would pose to the United States. But the numbers tell a different story.
Why did the president ignore the only part of the "peace process" that was working?
The Japanese military is emerging from decades of pacifism. But do the country's political leaders have the vision and the will to make the country strong again?
Why President Obama's turn to the East is easier said than done.
A simple reform created for stopping terrorist financiers could dramatically strengthen international sanctions, and cut off the flow of funds to some of the world’s worst regimes.
New data suggest it may be even more liberal than Pakistani society as a whole.
More austerity won't save the global economy. Building infrastructure just might.
President Obama's Afghanistan withdrawal timetable is running up against a hard reality: Afghan forces are nowhere near ready to take responsibility for their country's security.
Barack Obama is spending billions to maintain and upgrade America's nuclear weapons. But his opponents say it's not enough. Will they ever be satisfied?
It's easy to criticize the U.N. Security Council's new resolution targeting Iran. But it might prove a surprisingly effective tool in tightening the noose on the regime in Tehran.
As the dust settles on Iraq's pivotal election, some of the most prominent Western journalists in the country sound off on what it means for Iraq's future and the U.S. role in the region.
"The Land of Two Rivers" is also the land of thousands of aspiring political leaders. Foreign Policy takes you inside the diverse parties, coalitions, and sects, from the center of power to its outermost fringes, that make up Iraq's political mosaic.
What the Pentagon’s most highly anticipated planning document says about the gap between its aspirations and reality.
A week after the deadline for closing the detention center, the United States is no closer to a satisfactory outcome.
Five experts on nation-building, economic development, and emergency aid weigh in on how best to help devastated Port-au-Prince.
Backed into a corner by events on the ground in Iran and a hawkish Congress that wants to enact a foolish sanctions regime, Barack Obama's administration has played the press masterfully.
Much of President Barack Obama's strategy rests on the creation of a new, more competent Afghan military. Here's what he'll need to know to get the job done.
The United States is hooked on privatized warfare in Afghanistan. And it's more costly than you think.
Millions of dollars are being pumped into hearts and minds projects from Kabul to Kandahar. Trouble is, it's not working. And it might even be making things worse.
Here's what the U.S. president needs to do to shore up what is fast becoming the most important relationship in the world.
The runoff elections may be the last best chance to come up with a plan for Afghanistan. Trouble is, the Obama administration is looking for answers in all the wrong places.
A Taliban victory would have devastating consequences for U.S. interests. But to avoid disaster, America must beware the Soviet Union’s mistakes -- and learn from its own three decades of failure in South Asia.
Why Copenhagen will be a bust, and other prophecies from the foreign-policy world's leading predictioneer.
Since the Democratic Party of Japan won in the country's August national election, Japan watchers have worried the new government might try to upset the status quo and ease away from the United States. The DPJ is implementing a new paradigm -- but not the one people think.