Barack Obama

Argument

The Less Things Change…

It's been a year since Obama’s big speech about reforming the U.S. targeted killing program. Here are 10 things about the forever war that have hardly budged at all.

Micah Zenko |

Report

Our Spying Is Better Than Your Spying

The Obama administration is drawing a line between stealing the secrets of companies and nations.

Shane Harris |

Report

Heads Won’t Roll

Obama’s talking tough about the VA scandal, so why isn’t he firing anyone?

Gordon Lubold |

COLUMN

Lethal Perfection

Drones don't botch things the first time.

Matt Bors |

COLUMN

A President Lying to the American People, and to Himself

Barack Obama is insisting on a false choice between doing nothing in Syria or going to war.

James Traub |

COLUMN

The Audacity of Small Ball

Obama's defense of his foreign policy illustrates much of what's wrong with it.

David Rothkopf |

COLUMN

Obama's Baseball Metaphor Makes No Sense

Why avoiding errors in foreign policy isn't the same as getting hits.

Kori Schake |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: The sanctions are coming, the sanctions are coming

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.

Gordon Lubold with Nathaniel Sobel |

Argument

Who's Down with TPP?

Support for Obama's signature trade deals is high -- but that doesn't mean getting them done will come easy.

Bruce Stokes |

ChinaFile

Pivot to Asia: 'Why Keep up the Charade?'

A conversation on President Obama's trip to Tokyo.

Yuki Tatsumi |

COLUMN

The Enemy We've Been Waiting For

Vladimir Putin could be the perfect gift to an American president desperately in need of a foe.

James Traub |

Argument

Mahmoud Abbas and the 'Jewish State'

In refusing to recognize Israel as the “Jewish state,” the Palestinian leader is denying a fact that even Yasser Arafat was willing to admit.

Robert Satloff |

Argument

The Language of Fools

Why President Obama's mealymouthed response to Ukraine only invites Putin's aggression.

Ted Cruz |

COLUMN

A World Without Consequences

Why Putin, Assad, and their ilk are making chaos the new normal.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Repeal and Restore

How President Obama can end the war on terror, once and for all.

James Traub |

Argument

This Debate Has Been Redacted

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.

Sarah Knuckey |

Argument

Good Neighbors

Why the United States needs strong ties with Canada and Mexico -- now more than ever.

Shannon O'Neil |

Amy Zegart

The Shortsighted Presidency

America's foreign policy is now trending on Twitter.

Amy Zegart |

COLUMN

Any Way the Wind Blows

From drone strikes to Syria, the indecisive Obama administration thinks it can conduct foreign policy by floating trial balloons.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Daft Prez

Was Obama's State of the Union his second farewell address?

David Rothkopf |

Argument

The State of the Union, By Google Autocomplete

A snapshot of the nation’s anxious, online soul.

Rosa Brooks |

Report

Keeping His Powder Dry

From Syria to Iran, Obama's State of the Union leaves many questions unanswered.

Dan Lamothe |

Argument

Still Unprotected

President Obama’s reforms at the NSA won’t protect Americans’ privacy from continued government intrusion.

Rand Paul |

Argument

Just the Data, Ma'am

Obama admitted to dragnet surveillance. We still don't know what will happen next.

David Cole |

Report

NSA Surveillance Will Change. Just Not Very Much.

Seeking a middle ground on surveillance, Obama pleases few.

Shane Harris |

Report

Did Bob Gates' New Book Just Trash His Golden Reputation?

The former Secdef was known for quiet loyalty –- until a tell-all unloaded on his old bosses.

Gordon Lubold |

Reality Check

To Boldly Lead From Behind?

How Star Trek's Prime Directive explains Obama's foreign policy.

Aaron David Miller |

5 Things You Didn't Know About...

Premature Evaluation

An admittedly foolhardy (but no more than the rest) attempt to assess the legacy of Barack Obama.

Aaron David Miller |

The New New Normal

The Roadblock

If the West doesn't shape up, the rest of the world will just go around it.

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

Micah Zenko

Conflict Avoidance

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?

Micah Zenko |