Diplomacy

David Rothkopf

You Know It's Bad…

When progress in the Middle East seems more in reach than a Washington that works.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Oh, You Silly Man

How John Kerry got rolled by Vladimir Putin on a plan to save Syria.

Michael Weiss |

Argument

The Great Sino-Indian Alpine Tent Party of 2013

China's latest border squabble with India might seem trivial, but the consequences could set Asia on edge.

Dhruva Jaishankar |

Reality Check

Stepping Up to the Plate

Can Arab states get the peace process back on track?

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Leave Bad Enough Alone

The United States should forget about intervening in Syria. Asia's what matters.

Edward Luttwak |

David Rothkopf

Red-Line Follies

Sorting the mistakes from the fiascos on Syria.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Time for Kerry to Face Facts

As America's top diplomat heads to Moscow, here are some tough questions he needs to answer about the Obama administration's flawed nuclear treaty.

Robert Joseph |

Argument

Russia's Energy Bully Takes a Fall

Just a few years ago, Gazprom had Europe eating out of its hand. But now, the energy giant -- and Putin's power base -- looks set for hard times.

Alexandros Petersen |

Backstory

The Afghan Bag Man

The foiled arrest that explains America’s failure in Afghanistan.

Sarah Chayes |

Slide Show

Standoff at 15,000 Feet

Photos of the world's highest border dispute.

Slide Show |

Terms of Engagement

Slouching Toward Damascus

In Syria's implosion, Secretary of State John Kerry already faces a defining task. How hard is he prepared to push against Obama's weary realism? 

James Traub |

Rebuttal

Time to Talk

What Michael Singh gets wrong about "next steps" with Iran.

Amb. William H. Luers |

Argument

Kabul's Unlikely New Ally

Has Pakistan decided it's finally time to embrace Afghanistan?

Daniel Sagalyn |

Argument

The Mexico Bubble

Is President Enrique Peña Nieto about to fall to Earth?

John M. Ackerman |

Dispatch

Blow Back

Sorry, Washington. If, after 30 years, Colombia can't win the war on drugs, no one can.

Jonah Engle |

Argument

A Friend in Need

As Syria implodes, the United States and its allies need to help Jordan help itself.

Joseph P. Hoar |

Terms of Engagement

The One-Man Show

Secretary of State John Kerry thinks he can singlehandedly solve the world's most intractable problems. But will President Obama even let him try?

James Traub |

Argument

How to Save the Republican Party

Why the GOP needs to stop navel-gazing and embrace internationalism all over again. 

Sen. John McCain |

Reality Check

YaLa Young Leaders

How a Facebook organization could transform the Middle East.

Aaron David Miller |

David Rothkopf

The Ugly Choice in the Middle East

Permanent chaos, or a new generation of strongmen? Take your pick.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

How to Understand China's Foreign Policy

China can become a beacon for the world -- if it trades in its conservative foreign policy for one that emphasizes universal values.

Deng Yuwen |

The List

The Stories You Missed

What happened around the world while the world was watching Boston.

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

Our Friends in Manama

Why the United States should walk carefully and move slowly when it comes to reform in Bahrain.

Ronald E. Neumann |

Argument

China Is a Cyber Victim, Too

The reason we should listen to Beijing's complaints about U.S. hackers.

Jason Healey |

David Rothkopf

Road Warrior

Can John Kerry travel all the time and still be a great secretary of state?

David Rothkopf |

Terms of Engagement

The Limits of Leading by Example

President Global Zero is learning the hard way that cutting back America’s nuclear weapons arsenal doesn't cut the mustard with rogue states.

James Traub |

Argument

The Road to Pyongyang Goes Through Helsinki

Here's how you really solve the North Korean nuke problem.

Frank Jannuzi |

Dispatch

The Love Fest

Under China’s new leader, the People’s Liberation Army is showing rare signs of friendliness toward the United States. Can the new tone prevent a war?

John Garnaut |

Argument

The Cuba Lobby

The most powerful lobby in Washington isn't the NRA. It's the Castro-hating right wing that has Obama's bureaucrats terrified and inert.

William M. LeoGrande |