Diplomacy

Micah Zenko

Obama's 'Alice in Wonderland' Syria Strategy

If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.

Micah Zenko |

Investigation

The Inside Story of Russia's Fight to Keep the U.N. Corrupt

From bullying out reformers to blocking efforts to save millions.

Colum Lynch |

Rational Security

Mitt Romney Was Right

Russia's our No. 1 enemy -- and Snowden's just the tip of the iceberg.

John Arquilla |

Report

Nuclear Waste

How the U.S. spent billions on a plan that increases the danger of proliferation.  

Douglas Birch |

Argument

How to Make It as an Asylum Seeker

Five rules for NSA leaker Edward Snowden to make sure that life on the run goes as smoothly as possible.

Brendan I. Koerner |

Jeffrey Lewis

The Incredible Shrinking Arsenal

It's not Obama who's cutting nukes -- it's Congress.

Jeffrey Lewis |

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 |