Terms of Engagement
Why a massive trade deal is the key to the Asia pivot -- and to America's future.
The White House is gambling America's global standing on a trade deal with Asia. Don't bet on Congress to get it done.
Are billions of dollars from Russia and the Gulf really worse than Western assistance?
Why the shocking rise of al Qaeda is scrambling the war, ripping up the playbook, and turning enemies into partners.
How the beautiful, painful, and problematic birth of Israel mirrors modern America's moral ambiguity.
Vladimir Putin is cheering Ukraine's stiff-arm to Europe. But can Kiev also keep Russia at arm's length?
A U.S. ally is treating a would-be nation as a prison camp -- and we're doing nothing about it.
Why Democrats beating Tehran down with additional sanctions and zero enrichment guarantees could backfire, badly.
Why has the Obama administration given up on speaking truth to the military rulers in Cairo?
Not quite. But the question is whether anyone really wants to help.
Can America really win the battle against Islamic extremism?
The sad, dangerous lessons of America's budget standoff.
Can Syrian moderates prove they'd do a better job of governing liberated areas than the Islamist opposition?
Can anyone stop the radicalization of Syrian rebels?
Why Obama has to go bigger, much bigger, in making a deal with Iran -- or be prepared for a messy failure.
Is John Kerry the president's attack dog, or is he off the leash?
As America ponders just how little to bomb Syria, both interests and responsibility are losing out to skepticism.
Why rationalizing Egypt’s coup as a necessary evil is so self-destructive.
Egypt's new rulers have $12 billion to spend. Can they make enough economic progress to stave off disaster?
Why Obama must seize the opportunity to make a nuclear deal with Iran’s new president.
An Independence Day oratory on America’s national security paranoia.
Why Putin actually loves tweaking the United States over Edward Snowden, and why China’s too smart to bother.
How John Quincy Adams explains the protests in Turkey and Brazil.
Why Obama’s small plan to send small arms to the Syrian rebels might fail on all counts.
Will Susan Rice bring out a more muscular side of Barack Obama?