No one's perfect, and surely not President Obama. But in the rough and tumble world of foreign policy, it's hard to argue he hasn't done most things just about right.
As the flaming truck that greeted visiting Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's arrival in southern Afghanistan vividly illustrates, after years of intense fighting, security remains elusive.
Six stations on the road to forgiveness -- and why there's no harm in President Obama apologizing to Afghanistan.
If they continue to malign and ignore the libertarian wing of the Republican Party, GOP elders will be slamming the door on their future.
Missile-wielding drones and elite Special Forces units are the new face of American power, and the White House is increasingly relying on them to fight terror in the farthest corners of the globe.
Greece goes up in flames, Xi comes to Washington, and Brazil's Carnival begins.
If the Middle East is your yardstick, the countries of Central Asia ought to be on the verge of revolution. But don't hold your breath.
It's not inevitable, but it's more likely than ever before. Here's how to avoid the worst.
The Obama administration's leaner, meaner military may be still too big.
The five big reasons why critics say talks with the Taliban won’t work -- and why they’re wrong.
Do Obama’s red lines with Iran and others really mean “or else”?
Meet the weaker countries that will suffer from American decline.
The facts are in: NATO forces mistakenly killed Pakistani soldiers. It’s time to swallow American pride and say we’re sorry.
10 years later, life isn't just better -- it's much better.
Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai wants billions of Western dollars in aid for decades to come. Fine, but not with him in charge.
Tensions in Pakistan are running high. So, to resupply U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Washington’s having to cut deals with some very unsavory regimes.
With the GOP candidates eager to call Obama weak-willed on foreign policy, it's worth looking at how Democrats got stuck with this tag.
Weather dictates the rhythm of nearly everything in rural Afghanistan, including war.
It's not Restrepo. The conflict in northern Afghanistan has no running time.
The violence in northern Afghanistan today is so complicated that even Afghans have trouble untangling its roots.
Drones along the Mexican border, commandos in Central America -- the war on drugs looks more than ever like a real war. But do Americans have any idea what they're getting into?
Why the Colombia model -- even if it means drug war and armed rebellion -- is the best chance for U.S. success in Central Asia.
The Pentagon's process for awarding contracts in Afghanistan is bad for U.S. business, and bad for the rebuilding effort in that embattled country.
What possible motive does Islamabad have for supporting Afghanistan's bloody insurgency?
A BlackBerry knockoff, a pocket knife, and salt to throw in the eyes of bad guys.