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.
What the Cuban missile crisis teaches us about facing down North Korea.
After two decades of advocacy, we finally have a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty.
What if the U.N.'s headquarters had been on Lake St. Clair instead of the East River?
The State Department is engaging the world’s growing cities like never before. A top U.S. diplomat explains why.
What Mao and Stalin’s first awkward meeting tells us about Xi Jinping’s confident trip to see Vladimir Putin.
Once a laughingstock, the Arab world’s political body is closing ranks against Bashar al-Assad.
Let's hold the applause. Obama's trip to Israel was nothing new.