Francis may be a transformational leader, but so was Obama in 2009.
The commander in chief lays out his justification for the war in Syria and Iraq.
The U.S. needs to take a cold, hard look at the ulterior motives of its partners in the war against the Islamic State.
By limiting U.S. goals in Iraq and Syria, the president makes less likely the exit he so desperately wants.
The Nigerian-American novelist discusses the pitfalls of hashtag activism, the destructiveness of U.S. foreign policy, and that time he dreamed about meeting Obama at a Brooklyn house party.
Will anyone ever outfox Putin? Why are we still using old solutions to solve the same old Middle East Problems? And where exactly are we going in Afghanistan?
An exclusive talk with former U.S. Special Envoy Martin Indyk on Israel’s new allies, the Gaza blowup, and why Washington shrugged when the peace process collapsed.
Barack Obama needs to go to war with the Islamic State, or it will go to war with America.
Stopping genocide has never been a core interest of the United States.
The White House is running around from crisis to crisis without a game plan, much less a strategy. But leading from behind can actually work if you do it right.
Why America’s friends in Europe are wishing for the good old days of George W. Bush.
What Obama was really thinking during his Iraq remarks.
Enough with Obama's "don't do stupid sh*t" policy. Only U.S. airstrikes can save Iraq from collapse.
Can President Obama’s counterterrorism partnership plan really work without any attempt at nation building?
From hope and change, to resets and pivots, to singles and doubles, to not sticking your finger in the electric socket. How far we've fallen.
The prisoner-swap deal that saved Bowe Bergdahl might have been a bad one, but it was also moral and necessary.
The White House is promising to give allies around the world $5 billion to fight terrorists. But America’s been doing that for years -- and no one seems to know what this new program is.
The next VA Secretary will need to press reset on an entrenched bureaucracy with surging demand.
The president's proposed counterterrorism plan might appear underwhelming, but doing more -- or doing less -- is not an option.
And as much as you might want a different foreign policy, it’s hard to say the president’s is not working.
The two big things missing from Obama’s speech are the keys to working with foreign partners on massive global problems.