International Relations

Jeffrey Lewis

Pick a Card, Any Card

How Brian Eno explains Obama's Syria policy.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

One Size Does Not Fit All

Why it's best to use every tool in the toolbox when it comes to democracy assistance.

Tomas Bridle |

Reality Check

Can Obama Afford Not to Bomb Syria?

The White House seems to be confusing the least bad option with a strategic necessity.

Aaron David Miller |

Putinology

Obama Is No Longer a Friend

Why Russia's dissidents have soured on the U.S. president.

Anna Nemtsova |

Jeffrey Lewis

Keep Us in the Loop

The White House should release the evidence of Syria's chemical weapons attack.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

Adrift in a Zéro-Polaire World

France's president was quick to promise military intervention in Syria. But will his country follow him into the fray?

Robert Zaretsky |

The Pulse

Wane, Wax, Whatever

Why Obama's walking a thin tightrope getting the public on board for a Syrian intervention.

Bruce Stokes |

Argument

Pushed on the Bandwagon

Obama's Syria plan forced AIPAC's hand.

Steven J. Rosen |

Argument

Saving Humanitarian Intervention From Itself

As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?

Blair Glencorse |

Rational Security

The Syrian Abyss

What Nietzsche would say about striking Assad.

John Arquilla |

Feature

Make Them Eat Cake

How America is exporting its obesity epidemic.

John Norris |

David Rothkopf

The Gamble

Five big consequences of the president's call to let Congress decide about America's Syrian intervention.

David Rothkopf |

Rational Security

Arsenal of Hypocrisy

No matter where you look in the world, American words don't match American deeds.

John Arquilla |

Feature

Mapped: Every Protest on the Planet Since 1979

From Cairo to Wall Street to the West Bank, plotting a world of upheaval.

J. Dana Stuster |

Micah Zenko

The Pretenders

When people say the U.S. needs to control events abroad better, this is what they really mean.

Micah Zenko |

Rational Security

Outfoxing Beats Outgunning

What we can learn from one of the most brilliant deceptions of World War II.

John Arquilla |

The List

Mapped: The 7 Governments the U.S. Has Overthrown

Yes, we now have confirmation that the CIA was behind Iran's 1953 coup. But the agency hardly stopped there.

J. Dana Stuster |

Dept Of Secrets

CIA Admits It Was Behind Iran's Coup

The agency finally owns up to its role in the 1953 operation.

Malcolm Byrne |

By Other Means

A Model of American Opacity

How Obama's drone war echoes Egypt's military crackdown.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

The Princeling of Manhattan

Will the exiled son of China's most notorious politician reclaim his father's legacy?

Pin Ho |

Argument

The 15,000 Troop Option

Plotting the course for post-2014 Afghanistan.

James Stavridis |

The List

The FP Twitterati 100

A who's who of the foreign-policy Twitterverse in 2013.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Christian Caryl

Zintan Versus the World

Why a small town in Libya refuses to give up custody of the revolution’s most high-profile prisoner.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Vlad the Impaler

Obama may have canceled a summit, but when it comes to power politics there's only one master.

Kori Schake |

Investigation

Inside Yemen's Shadow War Arsenal

The U.S. has spent hundreds of millions fighting Yemen's terrorists. What did it buy, really?

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

The Infidelity of Models

Sometimes you just can't predict what they're going to do. 

Daniel W. Drezner |

Micah Zenko

Walking Loudly and Carrying a Big Stick

Why women are less inclined to start wars.

Micah Zenko |

Dept Of Secrets

Venting and Complaining

How the United States and the Soviet Union tried to conceal the problem of radioactive leaks from underground nuclear tests.

William Burr |

Marc Lynch

Performance Enhancing Debate

How the Ryan Braun scandal explains Egyptian Revolution punditry.

Marc Lynch |