Meet the Swedish foreign minister who isn't afraid to say what he means -- especially if it's about what Washington gets wrong.
What a peek inside America's prisons can tell us about U.S.-Iran relations.
The U.S. diplomatic corps is underfunded, overstretched, and set up to fail. Here's how to fix it.
Why Israel should count itself lucky to have a straight-talking pal like John Kerry.
Meet the Oxford-educated Polish foreign minister fighting to get a wishy-washy continent to stand up to Russia.
Why apocalyptic warnings from America's diplomat-in-chief will do nothing to advance the peace process.
Could a surprising gift of disputed Russian islands to Japan end up pulling Tokyo away from Washington?
The reconciliation deal between Hamas and the PLO is long overdue. And America should welcome it.
Leave the gifts at home, Mr. President. Here are the five things America’s allies in Asia really need.
Why the Obama administration needs to learn to live with Japan's fiery prime minister.
A diplomatic spat over Iran’s ambassador to the United States has Washington and Tehran at odds again.
Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.
Israel fears prosecution in The Hague, and the Palestinians know it. But does the world’s war crimes court want to get involved?
With the peace process sputtering, will John Kerry abandon his signature initiative -- or cling to his belief that a deal can really be reached?
Palestine's push for international recognition is tanking John Kerry's peace talks. Was this Abbas's plan all along?
Kerry was against Pollard's release before he was for it; Hagel to meet with Malaysian counterpart; Is a U.S. sub already on the hunt for 370?; CMC takes notice of an op-Ed; and a bit more.
On personality politics, great men, and the fallacy of thinking that individuals actually shape the world.
FP talks to Mustapha Dzhemilev about his besieged people and bizarre conversation with Vladimir Putin.
If NATO wants to stanch Russian adventurism in Eastern Europe, it needs a comprehensive security plan (and fast).
It’s the crowning achievement of her tenure as secretary of state, and it’s unraveling at the seams.
Five ways to tell the Middle East peace process is in big trouble.
Western sanctions aren't having an immediate impact on Russia, but they could gradually make Moscow's economic woes much worse.
Can the Nuclear Security Summit actually move beyond stopgap measures and vague promises?
A conversation: What should Michelle Obama seek to accomplish on her China trip?
Russia's annexation of Crimea could wipe away billions of dollars of Ukrainian debt.
President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.
Why the glacial pace of climate diplomacy isn't ruining the planet.
Making Russia an enemy in the fight against criminal finance could be costly.