Some pundits are celebrating the effort to get rid of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. But if this is progress, what does failure look like?
The U.S. ambassador to China speaks to Foreign Policy.
How the president of good and evil bromanced Vladimir Putin. And how a warm friendship turned to ice.
Lust, sloth, and wrath are even worse when states do them -- right, Machiavelli?
Why it's time for the White House to get ahead of the NSA scandal.
When Iran starts to look competent and responsible, you know you've got a problem.
How the biggest intelligence community scandal in modern memory and Washington's infamous Twitter troll expose the real D.C.
Will the self-inflicted political wound of the U.S. government shutdown ever heal?
Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are increasingly at odds.
Think Israel wouldn't strike Iran's nukes in defiance of America's wishes? Think again.
From Iran to Syria to Israel, can the United States keep pushing boulders up a hill?
Does the U.S. stand a chance against Tehran, the nimble, canny free agent of nuclear negotiations?
Imagining a presentation full of Benjamin Netanyahu's strangest metaphors for the menace posed by Tehran.
The far-out, incredibly earnest argument for why the U.S. should merge with its northern neighbor.
Does coercive diplomacy actually work? Don't let the popular narrative on Syria fool you.
Even a state visit by India's prime minister can't save a relationship with Washington that's dangerously off-base.
Why Obama has to go bigger, much bigger, in making a deal with Iran -- or be prepared for a messy failure.
Peace in the Middle East? Not if Benjamin Netanyahu has anything to say about it.
Obama's diplomatic solution might not stop Assad's war, but it's far better than what airstrikes would have accomplished.
Why a Meatloaf song should guide the U.S. approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel-Palestine.
Caroline Kennedy might have gotten softball questions at her Senate confirmation hearing, but don’t expect the Japanese to go as easy on her.