History

Gordon Adams

Military Review

How Chuck Hagel can show the generals who's boss.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

Who's Winning the Great Energy Rat Race?

China just passed the United States as the world's leading oil importer. America should be happy to be No. 2.

Robin M. Mills |

Jeffrey Lewis

It's Not You, It's Me

America's nukes are designed to comfort us, not scare the enemy.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

A Very Special Envoy

Why Obama should make Dennis Rodman his man in Pyongyang. Seriously.

Joel Wit |

Dept Of Secrets

A Clear View from Foggy Bottom

How State Department analysts  -- and no one else -- foresaw the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.

William Burr |

Rational Security

Caveat Preemptor

How Obama has adopted the Bush doctrine.

John Arquilla |

Argument

Alone in the Desert

How Camus explains France's troubling intervention in Mali.

Robert Zaretsky |

Slide Show

The Evolution of Uncle Sam

How U.S. military recruitment posters have changed over the past 150 years.

Slide Show |

Argument

Pilgrims and Idiots

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

Arch Puddington |

Argument

Stalin Lives

The Soviet dictator died six decades ago. But Russians have yet to say farewell.

Masha Lipman |

Argument

What Is Egypt?

As America's new secretary of state arrives in Cairo, it's still not clear the United States knows what it's dealing with.

Steven A. Cook |

Argument

While America Slept

How the United States botched China's rise.

Kishore Mahbubani |

Annotated

Power Shot

A rare photograph sheds new light on China’s most important social network.

John Garnaut |

Argument

Cleaning up a Dirty War

What America's anti-torture advocates can learn from Argentina's darkest days.

Alexandra Starr |

Argument

Vatican Insider

Though rumors of gay scandal are swirling around Pope Benedict’s retirement, it’s larger concerns that will test the Vatican as the Conclave begins.

Paolo Mastrolilli |

Rational Security

Real Genius

Does the Pentagon need a creative director?

John Arquilla |

Argument

The New Westphalian Web

The future of the Internet may lie in the past. And that's not a good thing.

Katherine Maher |

Argument

Israel's Script Turns Sour

Hollywood used to portray Israelis as heroic and brave. Today, it's films about the brutality of the occupation that make it to the silver screen.

Lisa Goldman |

Christian Caryl

It's Not About Us

Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Iran Can’t Agree to a Damn Thing

Let's face it: The Islamic Republic is just too dysfunctional to cut a nuclear deal.

Patrick Clawson |

Argument

Marianne in Tunisia

How Delacroix's famous painting explains the troubled North African revolution.

Robert Zaretsky |

David Rothkopf

The Cool War

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

David Rothkopf |

Argument

House of Cards Is a House of Cards

Why can't Americans do political intrigue like the Brits?

Emma G. Keller |

The List

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

28 games for your President's Day weekend.

Michael Peck |

Terms of Engagement

The Terrible Twos

Can Washington prevent the turbulent Arab Spring countries from going the way of the post-Soviet states?

James Traub |

Argument

Hate Obama's Drone War?

Blame the bleeding-heart human rights crusaders.

Rosa Brooks |

Feature

Speech by Numbers

A quantitative look at the last 12 State of the Union addresses.

Ty McCormick |

Rational Security

Barack Obama's Lincoln Moment

What the commander of America's first modern war tells us about our first post-modern war.

John Arquilla |

Argument

Obama's Legal Netherworld

The president isn't claiming too much power to kill Americans who join al Qaeda -- but too little.

John Yoo |