Military muscle flexing in Asia; Hagel's approval rating low; Crash in Afg probably an accident; Assad to seek a third term; In China, the Big Ban Theory; and a bit more.
Support for Obama's signature trade deals is high -- but that doesn't mean getting them done will come easy.
A conversation on President Obama's trip to Tokyo.
Vladimir Putin could be the perfect gift to an American president desperately in need of a foe.
In refusing to recognize Israel as the “Jewish state,” the Palestinian leader is denying a fact that even Yasser Arafat was willing to admit.
Why President Obama's mealymouthed response to Ukraine only invites Putin's aggression.
Why Putin, Assad, and their ilk are making chaos the new normal.
A new report details the awful civilian casualties inflicted by American drones, but the arguments over the weapons' use have begun to feel grimly familiar.
Why the United States needs strong ties with Canada and Mexico -- now more than ever.
From drone strikes to Syria, the indecisive Obama administration thinks it can conduct foreign policy by floating trial balloons.
A snapshot of the nation’s anxious, online soul.
From Syria to Iran, Obama's State of the Union leaves many questions unanswered.
President Obama’s reforms at the NSA won’t protect Americans’ privacy from continued government intrusion.
Obama admitted to dragnet surveillance. We still don't know what will happen next.
Seeking a middle ground on surveillance, Obama pleases few.
The former Secdef was known for quiet loyalty –- until a tell-all unloaded on his old bosses.
How Star Trek's Prime Directive explains Obama's foreign policy.
An admittedly foolhardy (but no more than the rest) attempt to assess the legacy of Barack Obama.
If the West doesn't shape up, the rest of the world will just go around it.
President Obama's National Security Strategy aims to prevent the emergence of wars. So why won't the White House get behind its own strategy?
When the national mood goes south, even the president’s foreign policy successes get negative marks.
How Barack Obama's fixation on ridding the world of nuclear weapons is transforming the Middle East.
Obama needs to consult Congress before he authorizes offensive military action in Afghanistan after 2014.
Only cooperation between Moscow and Washington can solve the Middle East's most vexing problems.
How the United States is strengthening defense ties with India.
Lessons in disaster recovery from Bush's underappreciated second-term rebound.