One reason why Western officials are being so nice to Moscow: They want Russia to destroy Syria's deadly arsenal on its own soil.
Frustrated with Obama's Syria speech? Here are two better ones he could have given.
France's president was quick to promise military intervention in Syria. But will his country follow him into the fray?
As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?
No matter where you look in the world, American words don't match American deeds.
When people say the U.S. needs to control events abroad better, this is what they really mean.
The clock is ticking on the State Department's grand strategy review. Can John Kerry match his predecessor's record on the QDDR?
Let's face it: When it comes to peace talks, face-to-face negotiations don't work.
It’s time for the Palestinians to change the discourse from reconciliation to elections.
How the United States and the Soviet Union tried to conceal the problem of radioactive leaks from underground nuclear tests.
How is the State Department ever going to get a bigger budget if Congress isn’t clear about what it actually does?
Caroline Kennedy is hardly the first campaign bundler to be rewarded with a plum diplomatic position.
Forget Egypt and Syria. Israel-Palestine is still issue No. 1 in the Middle East.
Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war?
Complain all you want. But Uncle Sam produces better journalism than most of you yahoos.
Why are the United States and Japan still giving tens of millions of dollars in aid to China?
A former U.S. negotiator on resolving the impasse over Tehran's nuclear program.
As the streets of Cairo erupt in chaos, Jerusalem wonders if the military can set things right again.
Why is John Kerry shuttling around trying to kick-start a Middle East peace process that no one wants?
5 ways Edward Snowden can smuggle himself out of the Moscow airport.