Diplomacy

Rebuttal

Keep Cutting Nukes

Four reasons why presidents have pushed for nuclear cuts for decades -- and why there's no reason to stop now.

Tom Z. Collina |

Argument

Own Goal

Why Dilma Rousseff's decision to stand up Obama hurts Brazil more than the United States.

Christopher Sabatini |

Argument

Assad's Chemical Weapons Could Wind Up in Russia

One reason why Western officials are being so nice to Moscow: They want Russia to destroy Syria's deadly arsenal on its own soil.

R. Jeffrey Smith |

By Other Means

Wishful Thinking

Frustrated with Obama's Syria speech? Here are two better ones he could have given.

Rosa Brooks |

Jeffrey Lewis

Pick a Card, Any Card

How Brian Eno explains Obama's Syria policy.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Terms of Engagement

You Got a Better Idea?

The case for bombs, talks, and everything else in Syria.

James Traub |

Argument

Adrift in a Zéro-Polaire World

France's president was quick to promise military intervention in Syria. But will his country follow him into the fray?

Robert Zaretsky |

Argument

Saving Humanitarian Intervention From Itself

As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?

Blair Glencorse |

Rational Security

The Syrian Abyss

What Nietzsche would say about striking Assad.

John Arquilla |

Rational Security

Arsenal of Hypocrisy

No matter where you look in the world, American words don't match American deeds.

John Arquilla |

Micah Zenko

The Pretenders

When people say the U.S. needs to control events abroad better, this is what they really mean.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Foggy Bottom Review

The clock is ticking on the State Department's grand strategy review. Can John Kerry match his predecessor's record on the QDDR?

John Norris |

Reality Check

In Praise of the Middleman

Let's face it: When it comes to peace talks, face-to-face negotiations don't work.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Clueless in Gaza

It’s time for the Palestinians to change the discourse from reconciliation to elections.

Abdalla Khader |

Argument

The Snowden Sideshow

If you think U.S.-Russian relations are bad now, think back to 2008.

Samuel Charap |

Dept Of Secrets

Venting and Complaining

How the United States and the Soviet Union tried to conceal the problem of radioactive leaks from underground nuclear tests.

William Burr |

Argument

The Diplomatic Doldrums

How is the State Department ever going to get a bigger budget if Congress isn’t clear about what it actually does?

Nicholas Kralev |

The List

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Campaign Donors Closer

Caroline Kennedy is hardly the first campaign bundler to be rewarded with a plum diplomatic position.

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

Is Kerry Right to Put Peace First?

Forget Egypt and Syria. Israel-Palestine is still issue No. 1 in the Middle East.

Shibley Telhami |

Argument

Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean

Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war?

James Stavridis |

Dispatch

The Ice Palace

Stepping back in time at the Belarusian embassy in Washington, D.C.

Peter Savodnik |

By Other Means

The Case for American Propaganda

Complain all you want. But Uncle Sam produces better journalism than most of you yahoos.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Aiding and Abetting

Why are the United States and Japan still giving tens of millions of dollars in aid to China?

Isaac Stone Fish |

David Rothkopf

No Labels

Why Washington shouldn't wage foreign policy by dictionary.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Getting to 'Yes' With Iran

A former U.S. negotiator on resolving the impasse over Tehran's nuclear program.

Robert Einhorn |

Argument

Aeroflop

Taking in Snowden didn't go exactly as the Kremlin had planned.

Dmitri Trenin |

Dispatch

As Egypt Roils, Israel Watches

As the streets of Cairo erupt in chaos, Jerusalem wonders if the military can set things right again.

Oren Kessler |

Dispatch

Dead on Arrival

Why is John Kerry shuttling around trying to kick-start a Middle East peace process that no one wants?

Oren Kessler |

FP Explainer

How Do You Flee a Country Without Leaving It?

5 ways Edward Snowden can smuggle himself out of the Moscow airport.

J. Dana Stuster |

Dept Of Secrets

Israel's Secret Uranium Buy

How Argentina fueled Ben-Gurion's nuclear program.

William Burr |