Why the failure to secure a nuclear deal with Iran could have devastating consequences for global proliferation.
Dealing with Congress could drive anyone nuts, but with his immigration move, Obama is crazy like a fox.
From Russia to China to the United States, from hubris to ultimatums to power plays, the good, the bad, and the ugly of (recent) world politics.
The landmark deal won’t cut China’s emissions for more than a decade, and it’s going to be tough for the U.S. to meet its requirements. But it's a good start.
U.S. firepower alone can't defeat the Islamic State. It needs to work with Iran, whether it likes it or not.
Russia’s Don Juan-in-chief just got a little too friendly with Xi Jinping's wife.
China's ambassador to the United States on the problems with American elections, Obama's trip to Beijing, and fighting the Islamic State.
Why a Republican win on Tuesday may push the White House into a more aggressive foreign policy posture.
What should Barack Obama and Xi Jinping talk about at APEC?
Discord between the White House and Congress over any potential deal with Tehran could keep foreign companies from racing back into Iran.
Surely, the administration should realize that lecturing friends and browbeating allies doesn't do it many favors.
The vice president's apologies to Turkey and the UAE show the dangers of accidentally telling the truth.
The dynamic duo of Donald Tusk and Radoslaw Sikorski turned Poland into a European foreign-policy power player. What happens now that they're gone?
The president is desperate not to go it alone against the Islamic State, but he may not have any choice.
European governments pay millions of dollars in ransoms to free their hostages. The White House needs to decide whether it’s willing to sacrifice principle for people.
As Israel and the Palestinians struggle to reach yet another cease-fire, the mediators in Cairo are making the conflict worse -- and empowering radicals in the process.
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.
How the United States should refocus and retool its soft-power economic diplomacy.
It's time to stop treating Turkey and Qatar like they’re anything other than proxies for terrorists.
Allowing rebels to leverage a cease-fire into political power will only lead to more death in the Central African Republic -- as it has in South Sudan and too many other African states.
Obama's major summit with the continent's leaders will only succeed if the White House eschews autocrats in favor of a new generation of democratic champions.
Cairo has never been a mediator between Israel and Palestine -- and today's regime actually benefits from the Gaza invasion.