Diplomacy

Argument

Death by Cuts to a Thousand

Obama's plan to reduce nuclear weapons does too little and will take too long.

Daryl G. Kimball |

Argument

The Case for Overkill

Obama's wrong: America does need thousands of nukes.

Matthew Kroenig |

David Rothkopf

Scared Tactics

Why America will be paying for decades for a foreign policy based on fear.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Regime Change in Qatar

Knee-deep in Syria's civil war and surrounded by family quarrels, Qatar's emir is looking to hand over the country to his 33-year-old son.

Simon Henderson |

Argument

Wings of Change

Which faction of Turkey's ruling party will emerge the strongest after the Istanbul protests?

Aaron Stein |

Argument

Rice, Power, and Hope

Did Obama just change Washington from the inside?

Michael A. Cohen |

Argument

Paranoid Republic

No summit can bridge the political gap between Washington and Beijing.

Minxin Pei |

Argument

China's New Backyard

Does Washington realize how deeply Beijing has planted a flag in Latin America?

R. Evan Ellis |

Argument

The Head of China's Petitioning Office

Why Barack Obama can't afford to take human rights off the agenda when he meets with Xi Jinping.

Sophie Richardson |

Terms of Engagement

The Combative Consigliere

Will Susan Rice bring out a more muscular side of Barack Obama?

James Traub |

Argument

How Obama Tried and Failed to Make Friends with China

Don't expect much from the upcoming summit -- we've been down this road before.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Reality Check

Peace Offensive

Obama thinks he can solve the world’s most intractable conflicts. What if he’s wrong?

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Xi's Not Ready

Why Obama should skip the shirt-sleeves summit with China's new leader.

Michael Auslin |

Argument

How to Negotiate Like a Pashtun

A field guide to dealing with the Taliban.

Jonah Blank |

Dispatch

Karzai's India Gamble

Pakistan isn't helping the Afghan government end its standoff with the Taliban -- so Karzai is looking to India instead. 

Mujib Mashal |

Argument

Kerry's Syrian Quagmire

As the secretary of state tries to get the rebels and the regime to the negotiating table, a State Department official says it would take "sarin gas being lobbed at Tel Aviv" for Washington to take military action.

Gayle Lemmon |

Argument

Arms Twisting

Why won't Obama sign his own weapons treaty next week?

Rachel Stohl |

Think Again

Think Again: A Nuclear Iran

Why it won’t be the end of the world if the mullahs get the bomb.

Alireza Nader |

Christian Caryl

What I Left Out

I wrote a book about 1979, but I left out the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Here’s why.

Christian Caryl |

By Other Means

The War Professor

Can Obama finally make the legal case for his war on terror?

Rosa Brooks |

Feature

Gitmo's Fallen Czar

Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.

Michelle Shephard |

Dept Of Secrets

War Scare

The real-life war game that almost led to nuclear armageddon.

Nate Jones |

Argument

Metternich in Baghdad

No, America hasn't "lost" Iraq. But a dangerous realpolitik is the new normal in Baghdad.

Ramzy Mardini |

Argument

What the Hell Was That All About?

After scaring the world witless, has North Korea slunk back into its cave?

Aidan Foster-Carter |

Argument

Curing America's Fear of Commitment

Karzai is an ingrate, but the Afghans need us.

Marc Chretien |

Rational Security

Getting to Yes with the Taliban

The case for negotiating with terrorists.

John Arquilla |

Argument

The Moscow Rules Still Rule

The Cold War may be over, but spycraft hasn’t changed much since the good old days.

Milton Bearden |

Argument

Dead on Arrival

I co-wrote the Arab Peace Initiative. And I doubt Kerry's good-faith attempt to revive it will succeed.

Marwan Muasher |

Argument

This Alliance Is Brought to You by the Letter 'M'

Introducing the world's most unlikely political grouping.

Brett Forrest |

Gordon Adams

Food Fight

Why is the agricultural lobby so mad at Obama?

Gordon Adams |