Terms of Engagement
The Arab world needs our help; it just doesn't know how to ask nicely.
Remembering Ambassador Chris Stevens and reflecting on the power of the United States to shape the new Middle East.
The key to ensuring America's long-term national security is something neither Democrats nor Republicans really seem to understand.
The Obama administration has backed itself into a corner in Syria, a crisis with few good options. But the endgame is clear, at least, and the time to get involved has come.
When will Americans realize we're losing the infrastructure race to China?
Are Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak really crazy enough to bomb Iran -- against the wishes of the United States and their own people?
Is Morocco’s King Mohammed VI the savviest ruler in the Arab world?
With the slow but steady consolidation of militias and the success of moderate democratic parties, despite all odds, it seems like Libya might be on the right path.
In the land of no-good-options, is Barack Obama doing enough to push the cause of human rights in the Middle East?
Gather round, children, and let me tell you about the War of 1812.
Why Obama shouldn't use drones to go after Mali's Islamic radical separatists.
Or, in praise of small victories.
It’s time for the world to stop hiding behind Kofi Annan's skirts. We gave diplomacy a chance in Syria; now we must accept that diplomacy has failed.
Drones alone won't be enough to stop Yemen from falling into the failed state abyss.
The Obama administration has doubled down on the use of drones to go after bad guys. How long until the blowback comes?
China now finds itself on the side of peace in a brewing border conflict between Sudan and South Sudan. But is it really committed to stopping its old buddy, Bashir?
Don't look now, but the greatest threat to Middle East stability might just be the "democracy" we created in Iraq.
Obama may be well-liked by the people of Latin America, but smiling and waving won't clean up the mess the United States leaves on their table.
The West African country has a lot going for it, but sadly that's not enough.
The war on terror may be over, but it's left behind a terrible human rights legacy -- and Barack Obama has done very little about it.
Let's face it, there are no good solutions to the mess in Syria.
With President Nicolas Sarkozy closing the gap in the run up to elections, challenger Francois Hollande is falling back on the tired, old Socialist battle cry.
You can call them respectable democracies, but India, Brazil, and South Africa will be judged by how they act abroad. And on the Syria question, it's been shameful.
Is it a fantasy to believe that the United States can still promote democracy in non-democratic states?
President Obama finally has a chance to make good on his pledge to rid the world of nuclear weapons. So why is he so afraid of making history?
The endgame in Afghanistan isn’t 2013 or 2014; it’s already happened. The only thing now is to make sure that the retreat is not a total disaster for those we leave behind.
The world is more prepared to stop atrocities than ever before, but it is still unwilling -- or unable -- to actually bring those atrocities to an end.
The Obama administration's leaner, meaner military may be still too big.