Don't be fooled: The United States is already knee-deep in the Syrian quagmire, and the opportunity costs are disturbing.
America's politicians are abandoning their responsibilities in the Middle East. What follows could be very dangerous.
America needs to plot a middle path for military intervention.
Did the killing of the U.S. ambassador a year ago cast a curse on the city he loved?
As we mark the anniversary of the death of Chris Stevens, there are some in Washington who'd like to turn the drones loose on Benghazi. Here's why that would be a bad idea.
Why it's best to use every tool in the toolbox when it comes to democracy assistance.
The White House seems to be confusing the least bad option with a strategic necessity.
The White House should release the evidence of Syria's chemical weapons attack.
France's president was quick to promise military intervention in Syria. But will his country follow him into the fray?
Why Obama's walking a thin tightrope getting the public on board for a Syrian intervention.
As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?
Five big consequences of the president's call to let Congress decide about America's Syrian intervention.
No matter where you look in the world, American words don't match American deeds.
From Cairo to Wall Street to the West Bank, plotting a world of upheaval.
And lost its leverage everywhere.
When people say the U.S. needs to control events abroad better, this is what they really mean.
What we can learn from one of the most brilliant deceptions of World War II.
Yes, we now have confirmation that the CIA was behind Iran's 1953 coup. But the agency hardly stopped there.
The agency finally owns up to its role in the 1953 operation.
Will the exiled son of China's most notorious politician reclaim his father's legacy?
Why a small town in Libya refuses to give up custody of the revolution’s most high-profile prisoner.