Diplomacy

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 |

Argument

The 7 Deadly Sins of Congo's Peace Process

Congo is an object lesson in how not to resolve conflicts. It's time we changed that.

John Prendergast |

By Other Means

Confessions of a Strategic Communicator

Tales from inside the Pentagon's message machine.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

India's Ocean

Could New Delhi's growing naval force change the balance of power in the Pacific? 

Dhruva Jaishankar |

Micah Zenko

Final Countdown

Did the United States just set a March deadline for war with Iran?

Micah Zenko |

Argument

The People's Republic of California

Why isn’t the Golden State at the climate talks in Doha?

Michael Levi |

Argument

Obama's Moment

How the president can seize back the initiative on foreign policy.

Zbigniew Brzezinski |

Argument

The Dicey Democrat

How a pillar of the old regime in Burma is working to prove his democratic credentials.

William Lloyd-George |

Feature

Twice As Rice

Who said it: Condoleezza or Susan?

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

Beware of Mirages

The Obama Administration is pursuing closer ties with the military in Burma -- a policy that could undermine efforts to build democracy.

Ellen Bork |