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?
Why the GOP needs to stop navel-gazing and embrace internationalism all over again.
Permanent chaos, or a new generation of strongmen? Take your pick.
China can become a beacon for the world -- if it trades in its conservative foreign policy for one that emphasizes universal values.
Why the United States should walk carefully and move slowly when it comes to reform in Bahrain.
The reason we should listen to Beijing's complaints about U.S. hackers.
Can John Kerry travel all the time and still be a great secretary of state?
President Global Zero is learning the hard way that cutting back America’s nuclear weapons arsenal doesn't cut the mustard with rogue states.
Here's how you really solve the North Korean nuke problem.
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?
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.
U.S. intelligence looks at Beijing's military options in North Korea.
How the U.S. secretary of state can win friends and influence Beijing.
Even the Chinese are finally starting to think their allies in Pyongyang are a little bit crazy.
If you think Israelis doubt the American president's commitment to peace, try talking to some Palestinians.
John Kerry arrived in the Holy Land in his latest attempt to jumpstart talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Here's how he can get the peace process off life support.