Election 2012

Slide Show

The FP Survey: The Economy

If we're ever going to get out of this slump, what will it take? We asked more than 60 leading economists to tell us.

Slide Show |

Terms of Engagement

Better Late than Never

How naive self-confidence led Barack Obama astray, before prudence brought him back.

James Traub |

Budget Wars

The 4 Percent Solution

How much military can you buy for $720 billion a year?

James Jay Carafano |

Argument

Mad Libs: Economy Edition

With a presidential race focused on the ailing U.S. economy, Foreign Policy asked the experts to help fill in the blanks.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Just Kidding

Game Change: China Edition

What if American political reporters covered the Chinese horse race?

Isaac Stone Fish |

The List

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Classic presidential foreign policy campaign gaffes.

John Norris |

The List

The All-Time Top 10 Debate Moments on Foreign Policy

From Soviet gaffes to talking snowmen, the highlights from presidential elections past.

Uri Friedman |

David Rothkopf

The Election Is Over

It's time to start worrying about 2013, because the Obama team clearly isn't.

David Rothkopf |

Reality Check

Mitt Romney's Terrible<i> Wall Street Journal</i> Op-Ed

It's official: The Republican nominee has no new ideas for the Middle East.

Aaron David Miller |

Daniel Altman

Mr. 3.75 Percent

Paul Ryan wants to cut federal discretionary spending to the level of Equatorial Guinea. Yes, that's as crazy as it sounds.

Daniel Altman |

Terms of Engagement

Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

The Republican candidate gave us a tantalizing hint this week of what his foreign policy might actually look like -- but does he have the guts to actually do what we think he thinks?

James Traub |

Slide Show

Madam President?

While Barack Obama was off fighting to keep his job, Hillary Clinton was busy in New York doing it.

Slide Show |

Micah Zenko

Forget 'Better Off'

Are you safer than you were four years ago?

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Smart Sanctions

Actually, Obama's Iran policy is working great.

Alireza Nader |

Dispatch

Breakfast with Ahmadinejad

Iran's president meets the press.

Susan B. Glasser |

Argument

An Open Letter to the United States of America

Some unsolicited thoughts from an Egyptian revolutionary.

Mahmoud Salem |

Rebuttal

Peaceniks in Palestine

The PLO’s U.S. ambassador slams Mitt Romney’s leaked comments on the Middle East.

Maen Rashid Areikat |

Gordon Adams

Aim High

Guess who's in Romney's 47 percent?

Gordon Adams |

Argument

Coming to Grips with Impotence

Can we really expect the president to be able to fix the Middle East?

Michael A. Cohen |

Argument

Dirty Bomb, Muddy Thinking

Mitt Romney screws up nuclear weapons 101.

Joe Cirincione |

David Rothkopf

Bibi's Blunder

How Netanyahu killed the Israel lobby.

David Rothkopf |

Reality Check

Handle With Care

Can Mitt Romney be trusted with the Middle East?

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

Das Gift

How Angela Merkel's bold plan to save Europe may have just saved Barack Obama.

Benjamin Weinthal |

Argument

Red Lines over Iran

Mitt Romney has adopted Benjamin Netanyahu's dangerous timetable for war.

Samuel R. Berger |

Argument

Stealing the Hymnal

The Democrats might have real differences over foreign policy with their Republican challengers, but you wouldn't know it from listening to them.

Michael A. Cohen |

David Rothkopf

Bin There, Done That

Since when did the Democrats start talking like Rudy Giuliani?

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Coasting

Was the U.S. Navy really better in 1917?

James Holmes |

Terms of Engagement

Cancer at the Core

The key to ensuring America's long-term national security is something neither Democrats nor Republicans really seem to understand.

James Traub |