Hagel's push from the Pentagon was about more than just ISIS and White House politics.
But can Prime Minister Modi capitalize on the changing winds and let foreign firms help build his “Make in India” economy?
With an angry GOP Congress ready to levy new sanctions and a new generation of Iranian centrifuges spinning up, we can't wait another four months.
Why Beijing's interest rate cut is a red flag for economists.
Washington would like to believe it has a lot more leverage over Tehran than it really does.
Getting rid of Hagel is not a cure for what ails Obama's national security team -- it's a symptom of the disease.
The threat posed by the Islamic State to the United States is being overblown to a dangerous -- and untruthful -- degree. So why are we letting our government officials get away with it?
Dealing with Congress could drive anyone nuts, but with his immigration move, Obama is crazy like a fox.
There's a reason Americans are confused about the value of overseas development assistance. And there's also a fix -- if the State Department gets serious about the next QDDR.
Don't snicker: Open defecation is one of the world's most stubborn problems. And the inability to adopt even Victorian-era sanitation is keeping India from being a superpower.
Going from Monrovia to Belgium to New York meant enduring power outages, fever checks, Ebola questionnaires, and the hallway from hell.
The Obama administration is conducting a "policy review" on what to do about Syria and Iraq. But rehashing the same strategy could just make a bad situation even worse.
From Russia to China to the United States, from hubris to ultimatums to power plays, the good, the bad, and the ugly of (recent) world politics.
A new plan to stop the bleeding in Syria means agreeing to a limited truce with the regime in Damascus. It’s repugnant -- but is it wrong?
In the Age of Fear, the sensational always overtakes the important.
U.S. foreign policy is a mess -- a big, aimless mess. But the only way to build a grand strategy is to accept both global disarray and American decline.
The number of refugees fleeing Syria has dropped dramatically -- but that's not good news. In fact, it's terrible.
Sophisticated Russian weapons have been spotted near Donetsk, signaling a dangerous new phase in the conflict may be underway.
The landmark deal won’t cut China’s emissions for more than a decade, and it’s going to be tough for the U.S. to meet its requirements. But it's a good start.
Is the NSA actually making us worse at fighting terrorism?
In Iraq and Syria, the president is taking the kinds of risks he usually avoids. If he can -- somehow -- get Iran on board, he could leave office with something to be proud of.
The 2016 Democratic prospect isn't Bill 2.0, but if anyone could work miracles on the fraught U.S.-Israeli relationship, it might be her.
Ebola cases are dropping so rapidly that Liberians are talking about the disease in the past tense. They shouldn’t be.
The world doesn’t need the United States nearly as much as we like to think it does.
The sloppy, pop-humanitarian coverage of the Boko Haram cease-fire-that-wasn't isn't just bad journalism -- it's a missed opportunity.
Three reasons why President Obama isn't about to be a second-term foreign-policy free-ranger.
Don’t kid yourselves; from the Islamic State to Ukraine to Iran, foreign policy mattered in Tuesday's elections.