Diplomacy

Argument

Suiting Up

What the United States is doing to prepare for chemical war in Syria.

R. Jeffrey Smith, The Center for Public Integrity |

Argument

Preparing for the New Syria

Sooner or later, the war will end, and Syrians will have to sit down and talk about the future of their state. Here's a roadmap.

Ashraf Ghani |

Argument

Turkey's Deal With the Devil

For decades, Turks have vilified Abdullah Ocalan as a terrorist. But he may be the only man who can bring an end to their country's bloody conflict with the Kurds.

Piotr Zalewski |

Argument

Talking to the Taliban

With Obama and Karzai meeting in Washington, and peace negotiations back on the table in Afghanistan, here's what to watch out for when sitting down with Islamic fundamentalists.

Michael Semple |

Reality Check

The Three-State Solution

Are we witnessing a historic shift toward Palestinian unity? Don't bet on it.

Aaron David Miller |

By Other Means

No Girls Allowed

Why the Obama administration needs hormone therapy.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Civil Savant

How Andrew Marshall has shaped our world.

John Arquilla |

Terms of Engagement

Welcome, Know-Nothings

The new Congress is a bunch of ignoramuses when it comes to foreign policy. And, frankly, that's probably a good thing right now.

James Traub |

Argument

Does the GOP Need a New Foreign Policy?

Can the Republican Party survive without coming to terms with the Bush-Cheney years? FP's Shadow Government team weighs in.

Elizabeth F. Ralph |

Reality Check

Dear John

John Kerry can be a great secretary of state. Here's how.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

The Year in Quotes

The 20 most puzzling, hypocritical, and revealing things said about U.S. foreign policy in 2012.

Micah Zenko |

Slide Show

Is It Over Yet?

Haunting photos of a year in the life of the war America is still fighting.

Slide Show |

David Rothkopf

The Other Pivot

America rediscovers diplomacy.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Lingering Questions on Benghazi

This week's report on the Obama administration's actions in Libya was credible but incomplete.

Darrell Issa |

Argument

Exit the Conciliator

Will Iraq fall apart if its president dies?

Peter W. Galbraith |

Gordon Adams

Running Hills

Why senators shouldn't head the Pentagon or Foggy Bottom.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

Radioactive Decay

We can't keep relying on a Vietnam-era treaty to stop nuclear proliferation.

Yousaf Butt |

Reality Check

Untouchable

Why Hillary Clinton is the Teflon secretary.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

A Line in the Sea

Is Japan’s new leader going to pick a fight with China?

Michael Auslin |

Argument

Did Russia Just Throw Assad Under the Bus?

Not really. Watch what the Kremlin does, not what it says.

Andrew S. Weiss |

Argument

Launch This

Why Barack Obama needs to reset his North Korea policy.

Joel S. Wit |

Argument

Patience Has Not Been a Virtue

Was the Obama administration to blame for North Korea's rocket launch?

Daryl G. Kimball |

Argument

Rocket Backstage

Behind the scenes of North Korea's nuclear deliberations.

Andrea Berger |

David Rothkopf

The Fierce Urgency of Now

The case for short-term thinking.

David Rothkopf |

Reality Check

The Extricator in Chief

Enough with the fantasies. Barack Obama's not going to reshape the world order in his second term.

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

Yemen's Rocky Roadmap

Yemenis hope that a planned National Dialogue will save the revolution. But what abut the guys with the guns? 

Adam Baron |

Argument

Intel Inside

Has the IAEA's information become politicized?

Mark Hibbs |

Argument

Missile Creep

Was giving Patriots to Turkey a step toward war in Syria?

Aaron Stein |

Argument

Lost in Cyberspace

Why the State Department’s proposed new Twitter restrictions are a terrible idea.

Will McCants |