Election 2012

Feature

Who Said It: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

With Election Day fast approaching, how well do you know the candidates on foreign policy?

Joshua E. Keating |

Christian Caryl

In Praise of Apathy

It's time to stop deriding the Americans who refuse to vote. They're trying to tell us something.

Christian Caryl |

The List

Silent Treatment

The biggest global issues that weren't discussed at the debates.

Joshua Keating |

Argument

Slippery Mitt Evades KO

Will Romney's rope-a-dope strategy on foreign policy actually work?

Will Marshall |

Feature

The Real Takeaways From Monday's Debate

Five experts weigh in on how the candidates measure up.

Kenneth Lieberthal |

Gordon Adams

Do the Math

A 20-question debate scorecard for real talk on the defense budget.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

Caught in the Crossfire

If the United States wants to save Lebanon, it should get off the sidelines and help topple Bashar al-Assad's bloody dictatorship.

Firas Maksad |

Election 2012

What Else Is On?

Why the foreign policy debate just can't get at the real differences between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Michael A. Cohen |

Rational Security

Fight Night

How Barack Obama and Mitt Romney measure up on the seven foreign policy issues that really matter.

John Arquilla |

David Rothkopf

How Foreign Policy Came to Matter in This Election

The race was supposed to be all about jobs, jobs, jobs. What happened?

David Rothkopf |

The List

The Foreign Policy Superbowl

50 questions for Obama and Romney: No guys, you can't punt.

Uri Friedman |

Interview

Burning Questions

What Martha Raddatz would ask the presidential candidates at Monday's foreign-policy debate.

Benjamin Pauker |

Argument

Command and Control

Will voters get the chance to hear the real differences between Obama and Romney on nuclear weapons?

Steven Pifer |

Terms of Engagement

Last Hope

I know what I'd like Obama to say at the final presidential debate, but I'm not holding my breath.

James Traub |

By Other Means

The Case for Intervention...

In Obama's dysfunctional foreign-policy team.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Red State

Why China wants Mitt Romney to win.

Shen Dingli |

Argument

Don't Assume Iran Is the Greatest Threat

Five other dangers that deserve our immediate attention.

Daniel Byman |

Reality Check

Want Closure? Go Talk to Dr. Phil.

You won't find it on the Iranian nuclear issue.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

What the Frack?!

How the 2012 election could come down to one thing: coal.

David Roberts |

Argument

How the Russian 'Reset' Explains Obama's Foreign Policy

The president's naivete about Vladimir Putin is the root cause of his failure.

Douglas J. Feith |

Argument

Vital Animal Spirits

Biden and Ryan skip policy to show off their muscles.

R. Jeffrey Smith at the Center for Public Integrity |

By Other Means

Uniformity

Why are all these advocacy groups aligning themselves with the military?

Rosa Brooks |

The List

The 6 Best Moments in Veep Debate History

The 2012 vice-presidential debate might not be a game-changer, but that doesn't mean it won't be entertaining.

Uri Friedman |

Terms of Engagement

The Biden Doctrine

How the vice president is shaping President Obama's foreign policy.

James Traub |

Argument

Wild About Harry

Remember when Republicans loved Harry Truman? Me neither.

Jacob Heilbrunn |

Reality Check

Enough Already

When it comes to Israel, neither Obama nor Romney is as good or bad as American Jews think.

Aaron David Miller |

Feature

The Battle for Mitt Romney's Soul

Which faction of the Republican Party is winning? We asked three smart conservatives to weigh in.

Danielle Pletka |

David Rothkopf

A Truly Credible Military Threat to Iran

The Israelis and the Americans are zeroing in on a strike option that has a real chance of deterring the mullahs -- and defusing Mitt Romney's attacks.

David Rothkopf |