Maybe the real failed states are the ones that have the means to help other nations -- but choose to retreat inward.
Why America will be paying for decades for a foreign policy based on fear.
Do Americans realize their privacy rights have been obliterated?
Obama's outgoing national security advisor leaves behind a U.S. foreign policy in much better shape than he found it. Can Susan Rice build on his success?
When progress in the Middle East seems more in reach than a Washington that works.
It's time to put someone from the BRICS in charge of the world's leading trade body.
Permanent chaos, or a new generation of strongmen? Take your pick.
Can John Kerry travel all the time and still be a great secretary of state?
Is Obama’s light-footprint diplomacy inviting tomorrow’s problems?
Seven things we've learned after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Why Obama's new secretary of state might not have much room to run.
Cold War technology made war unthinkable. Cool War technology makes it irresistible.
Obama is about to name a new international economic team. Will he use this opportunity wisely?
The veep is no joke -- and he's making a serious play for 2016.
America is on the verge of an energy boom. But will abundant shale gas create more problems than it fixes?
The key ingredient missing in our policymaking these days? Creativity.
Bubba, the fiscal swamp, after Gaza... the list goes on and on.