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.
As the country's National Dialogue kicks off this week, hope is in short supply.
By going over the heads of Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Obama is demanding that their people step up.
Realpolitik is no answer to the challenges posed by the Arab Spring.
The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?
How North Korea’s threats of brimstone and fire are driving a wedge between the United States and its South Korean ally.
It’s time to stop focusing on personalities and get down to the more important business of identifying common interests.
Here are 11 lessons to keep in mind if you want to have any hope of solving the Middle East's most intractable conflict.
Is Obama’s light-footprint diplomacy inviting tomorrow’s problems?
A decade later, what lessons haven't we learned from the war in Iraq that we should?
What the North's provocations mean for Washington's relations with Seoul.
Congress needs to make Pyongyang pay a price for its recklessness.