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.
When progress in the Middle East seems more in reach than a Washington that works.
China's latest border squabble with India might seem trivial, but the consequences could set Asia on edge.
The United States should forget about intervening in Syria. Asia's what matters.
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.
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.
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?
Sorry, Washington. If, after 30 years, Colombia can't win the war on drugs, no one can.
As Syria implodes, the United States and its allies need to help Jordan help itself.
Secretary of State John Kerry thinks he can singlehandedly solve the world's most intractable problems. But will President Obama even let him try?