Diplomacy

Reality Check

Second Time's the Charm?

Congratulations, John Kerry. You own the peace process now. Here's how not to screw it up.

Aaron David Miller |

Terms of Engagement

The Team of Buddies

Is President Obama’s national security team too like-minded and conservative about the limits of American power?

James Traub |

Dispatch

Saying UnSorry

Will Japan's new prime minister really take back his country's apology for World War II?

Robert Whiting |

Argument

Is America Training Too Many Foreign Armies?

Events in Mali show why it’s time to take a fresh look at the Pentagon’s military assistance programs.

John Norris |

Argument

Cameron's Au Revoir

In threatening to pull Britain out of the EU, has the prime minister inadvertently opened Pandora's Box?

Denis MacShane |

Rational Security

America in Recline

Obama's foreign policy leans back from the world.

John Arquilla |

Gordon Adams

Continental Shift

Why the Pentagon should pay less attention to Africa.

Gordon Adams |

Dept Of Secrets

Our Man in Havana

Was USAID planning to overthrow Castro?

Peter Kornbluh |

Argument

Obama's Moment of Truth on Iran

Congratulations, Mr. President. Now it's time to make good on your promise to engage Iran.

Reza Marashi |

Argument

Building Blocks

The obsession that is preventing a nuclear deal with Iran.

Yousaf Butt |

Micah Zenko

Flyover Country

Why the United States can't just drone Algeria.

Micah Zenko |

Terms of Engagement

Second-Term Heat

What will be the legacy of Obama's next four years?

James Traub |

Marc Lynch

Should Obama Have Intervened in Syria?

Or would U.S. military involvement merely have made a disaster worse?

Marc Lynch |

Investigation

Mutiny in Kabul

An exclusive report on the troubled security team at America's most important embassy.

Adam Zagorin |

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 |