2012 Report


Islam's Lawyers in Arms

Syria's jihad is awash with religious jurists. No wonder there's as much arguing as fighting.

Sam Heller |

Situation Report

The pivot to Asia and the urgent fight against waterborne IEDs

What Bob Schieffer will ask, Is the Pentagon taking over cyber-security, Inside Dempsey’s CAG, and more.

Gordon Lubold |

Trip Report

Kangaroo Court

The Obama administration has done much to clean up the legal mess in Guantánamo. But as the ongoing trial of a top al Qaeda suspects makes clear, it has not done nearly enough.

Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno |

Failed States

Are All States Failing States?

Every unstable country is unstable in its own way.

David Rothkopf |

Behind the Numbers

Radioactive Politics

Why President Obama might be in serious trouble when it comes to his handling of Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Scott Clement |

Behind the Numbers

Taking Swings at China

Does it really work to use Beijing as a political punching bag?

Scott Clement |


A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing

Mitt Romney certainly talks tough on Iran, European socialism, and Obama's abandonment of Israel. But would his foreign policy really be any different?

Michael A. Cohen |


A History of (Non)Violence

Why humans are becoming more peaceful.

Steven Pinker |


Politics Stops at the Water's Edge

After two foreign-policy debates, we still have no idea what most Republican presidential candidates would do about the actual issues facing America abroad.

Michael Cohen |