Diplomacy

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Gentle Giant

Why isn’t India spending more on its military?

Dhruva Jaishankar |

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Syria's House of Cards

After two years, 1 million refugees, and more than 70,000 dead, some Syrians -- and one American president -- are still looking to protect their own interests rather than save a country.

Amal Hanano |

In Box

Terror Management

Could a shared fear of climate change unite enemies?

Joshua E. Keating |

The List

Innocents Abroad

When celebrities do diplomacy.

Colin Daileda |

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Pilgrims and Idiots

How celebrities should handle visits to authoritarian countries in today's world.

Arch Puddington |

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Dead-End Road

Rogue states have a pretty convincing track record of ignoring sanctions, so what makes Congress and the White House think they'll work on Iran?

Ty McCormick |

Marc Lynch

Welcome to the Middle East, Mr. Secretary

What John Kerry needs to know about his first assignment.

Marc Lynch |

Amy Zegart

The Fog of War Game

One-hundred sixty Stanford undergrads take on Iran.

Amy Zegart |

Reality Check

Tribes With Flags

How the Arab Spring has exposed the myth of Arab statehood.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

The Russia Gambit

For the sake of Syrian lives, John Kerry’s got to play hardball with Moscow.

Christopher S. Chivvis |

Marc Lynch

Here’s Your Plan B

Arming the rebels isn’t the only way the United States can help Syria.

Marc Lynch |

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Nuclear Deference

How Obama can convince Moscow he's not out to ruin Russia.

Dmitri Trenin |

Micah Zenko

The Signal and the Noise

Why subtlety and national security don't mix.

Micah Zenko |

David Rothkopf

The Cool War

Cold War technology made war unthinkable. Cool War technology makes it irresistible.

David Rothkopf |

Reality Check

Marco Rubio Is Not Ready for Prime Time

If the Florida senator wants to save the Republican Party, he's got to come up with a foreign policy for the real world.

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

Hostage for a Day

How I became a bargaining chip in Yemen’s tribal maze.

Adam Baron |

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Sink or Swim

Why doesn't America train its diplomats?

Nicholas Kralev |

Argument

The Incredible Shrinking United Nations

Can anyone stop Turtle Bay from fading into obscurity?

Suzanne Nossel |

Argument

Lips and Teeth

It’s time for China to get tough with North Korea.

Shen Dingli |

Jeffrey Lewis

North Korea's Big Bang

Did Pyongyang just take a big step toward an arsenal of nuclear-tipped missiles?

Jeffrey Lewis |

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North Korea Is a Nuclear Power

And it’s time for the West to get used to it.

Andrei Lankov |

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Neocons vs. Realists Is So 2008

Your guide to the new foreign policy divide.

Thomas Wright |

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Bankrupting the World's Most Dangerous Charity

It's time to put Hezbollah out of business.

Ron Prosor |

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Arm the Syrian Rebels. Now.

Obama's cabinet had a plan to take down Bashar al-Assad. What went wrong?

Michael Doran |

Terms of Engagement

The Five-Year Engagement

As Obama begins his second term, one thing is clear: the administration's Iran policy is failing. What now, Mr. President?

James Traub |

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Obama Embraces Big Nuke Cuts

Obama and his advisors agree the U.S. needs fewer weapons.

R. JEFFREY SMITH, THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY |

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Westward Ho!

As America pivots east, China marches in the other direction.

Yun Sun |

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Embrace the Fatwa

If the United States is serious about negotiating with Iran, it's going to have to start listening to the supreme leader. 

Seyed Hossein Mousavian |

Jeffrey Lewis

Friends with Benefits

No, Mr. President, it's not OK if our allies get nuclear weapons.

Jeffrey Lewis |

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Israelis Love to Argue...

And four other tips for Barack Obama’s first presidential visit to Israel.

Natan Sachs |