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.
Obama may have canceled a summit, but when it comes to power politics there's only one master.
The U.S. has spent hundreds of millions fighting Yemen's terrorists. What did it buy, really?
How the United States and the Soviet Union tried to conceal the problem of radioactive leaks from underground nuclear tests.
How the Ryan Braun scandal explains Egyptian Revolution punditry.
Worried about how Edward Snowden will affect President Obama's visit to Russia next month? Moscow isn't.
Caroline Kennedy is hardly the first campaign bundler to be rewarded with a plum diplomatic position.
Naming Caroline Kennedy ambassador to Japan sends a terrible message about America.
The E.U. finally decided to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Why won't the U.N.?
Why the United States needs to get out of the 'indispensable nation' business.