Obama’s likely national security picks are going to reinforce his innate caution -- for better and for worse.
Can Republicans find their way out of the foreign-policy wilderness?
Why do the CIA director's peccadilloes rile us more than his policies?
How Barack Obama learned to cover his right flank -- and his left.
Why is President Obama's attorney general handing out prizes for sweeping torture under the rug?
How naive self-confidence led Barack Obama astray, before prudence brought him back.
Mitt Romney, Charles Krauthammer, and conservative pundits are plain wrong: Barack Obama hasn't lost Europe. That was his predecessor's doing.
Defense contractors are trying to frighten Americans into believing that Pentagon budget cuts will destroy the economy. It's bogus.
The CIA's Sabrina De Sousa dishes on the Bush administration officials who ordered the botched extraordinary rendition operation -- or kidnapping, if you're an Italian judge -- that made her a wanted woman.
Why is the Obama administration using its radio station to attack the Cuban Catholic Church?
Or, in praise of small victories.
Americans are sick and tired of Washington's dysfunctional politics. But it's not Congress they should be angry at -- Americans got exactly the system of government they asked for.
How a West Texas oil town became an unlikely champion of human rights.
Candidates like to preach the preeminence of American values on the campaign trail, but it's interests that dominate inside the White House.
The mission to secure and seal off Kazakhstan's vast nuclear material -- buried deep underground -- is one of the greatest nonproliferation stories never told.
Now that the war is officially over and most U.S. forces have withdrawn, what are the most important takeaways?
What should America do about the Arab Spring? Not much.
The Republican presidential hopefuls have a pretty clear idea of who they think America's enemies are. But what about its friends?
Neocons blew off concerns about Iranian influence in Iraq in 2003. Why are they so obsessed with it now?
The former secretary of state dishes on what the current administration gets right -- and what it gets wrong.
Barack Obama shouldn't have to make excuses for sending troops to Uganda.
Who did Condoleezza Rice loathe -- and love? The former secretary of state dishes in her new book on everyone from Dick Cheney to Muammar al-Qaddafi.
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