Why America will be paying for decades for a foreign policy based on fear.
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.
Which faction of Turkey's ruling party will emerge the strongest after the Istanbul protests?
Does Washington realize how deeply Beijing has planted a flag in Latin America?
Why Barack Obama can't afford to take human rights off the agenda when he meets with Xi Jinping.
Will Susan Rice bring out a more muscular side of Barack Obama?
Don't expect much from the upcoming summit -- we've been down this road before.
Obama thinks he can solve the world’s most intractable conflicts. What if he’s wrong?
Pakistan isn't helping the Afghan government end its standoff with the Taliban -- so Karzai is looking to India instead.
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.
Why it won’t be the end of the world if the mullahs get the bomb.
I wrote a book about 1979, but I left out the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Here’s why.
Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.
No, America hasn't "lost" Iraq. But a dangerous realpolitik is the new normal in Baghdad.
After scaring the world witless, has North Korea slunk back into its cave?
The Cold War may be over, but spycraft hasn’t changed much since the good old days.
I co-wrote the Arab Peace Initiative. And I doubt Kerry's good-faith attempt to revive it will succeed.
Introducing the world's most unlikely political grouping.