Imagine the civil-military divide -- but much, much bigger.
How John McCain became America's unofficial ambassador of leading from the front.
Knee-deep in Syria's civil war and surrounded by family quarrels, Qatar's emir is looking to hand over the country to his 33-year-old son.
Japan's former defense minister talks to FP about cyberattacks, the East China Sea face-off, and whether North Korea's Kim Jong Un is a puppet dictator.
What has happened to the notion of cyberdefense?
Why Xi Jinping’s vision of a future China cannot coexist with the American Dream.
Of all the Arab Spring countries, little Tunisia is the one that's making the most progress toward full-fledged democracy.
Will Susan Rice bring out a more muscular side of Barack Obama?
The CIA's a lot better at targeted killing now than it used to be.
Don't expect much from the upcoming summit -- we've been down this road before.
Modest measures to aid the Syrian rebels won't topple Assad. And despite protestations, even Washington's hawks don't want to go further.
The EU can't get its act together when it comes to a common foreign policy. But it's common economics that's screwed the Syrian rebels.
Washington's democracy promotion community is a mess. Here's how to fix it.
We play the board game in which Starfleet is a bunch of imperialist jerks.
As the secretary of state tries to get the rebels and the regime to the negotiating table, a State Department official says it would take "sarin gas being lobbed at Tel Aviv" for Washington to take military action.
7 crazy clips the former CNN host should have checked out before joining Kremlin TV.
Have 70 years of nuclear policy been based on a lie?
Does one obscure Austrian philosopher have the blueprint for the U.S. pivot to Asia?
Why it won’t be the end of the world if the mullahs get the bomb.
I wrote a book about 1979, but I left out the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Here’s why.
Why foreign-policy wonks shouldn't write about domestic policy.
After scaring the world witless, has North Korea slunk back into its cave?