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.
One year on from the NSA surveillance revelations, guess what: the world shrugged. People still, more or less, like America.
Why America’s friends in Europe are wishing for the good old days of George W. Bush.
Overcoming sectarian divisions won’t solve Iraq’s crisis. Embracing them will.
Why is North Korea so pissed off about the upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy caper?
Western governments are right to insist on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia. But that shouldn't stop them from building ties to contested regions.
Why there's no love lost between Beijing and America's 2016 frontrunner-in-waiting.
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.
The peace process has failed again, and it's time for Israel's neighbors to shoulder the burden of dealing with the Palestinians.
Warsaw's liberal diplomat is not the man to take on Russia. And Poland isn't going to save Europe.
Here are seven pressure points that could revive it.
It’s time to relearn the good tools of the Cold War.
History has shown that the Catholic Church can be a great force for good. But it can only live up to that promise by properly addressing the clerical sex abuse scandal.
In Qatar's gilded schmoozefest forum, some weird ideas about America were getting tossed around this year.
The Obama administration was against Russia sanctions before it was for them.
The leader of Burma's military is leveraging peace talks to position himself for next year's epochal presidential election.