International Relations

Putinology

Below the Radar

Worried about how Edward Snowden will affect President Obama's visit to Russia next month? Moscow isn't.

Anna Nemtsova |

The List

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Campaign Donors Closer

Caroline Kennedy is hardly the first campaign bundler to be rewarded with a plum diplomatic position.

J. Dana Stuster |

David Rothkopf

Tokyo Drift

Naming Caroline Kennedy ambassador to Japan sends a terrible message about America.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

A Terrorist by Any Other Name

The E.U. finally decided to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Why won't the U.N.?

Benjamin Weinthal |

Gordon Adams

Taxed Americana

Why the United States needs to get out of the 'indispensable nation' business.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean

Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war?

James Stavridis |

By Other Means

The Case for American Propaganda

Complain all you want. But Uncle Sam produces better journalism than most of you yahoos.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Getting to 'Yes' With Iran

A former U.S. negotiator on resolving the impasse over Tehran's nuclear program.

Robert Einhorn |

Argument

Comrades in Arms

How Libya sends weapons to Syria's rebels.

Harald Doornbos |

Argument

Aeroflop

Taking in Snowden didn't go exactly as the Kremlin had planned.

Dmitri Trenin |

Rational Security

How Chess Explains the World

And predicts the rise and fall of nations.

John Arquilla |

Rational Security

Founding Insurgents

What today's military could learn from George Washington.

John Arquilla |

Dispatch

Dead on Arrival

Why is John Kerry shuttling around trying to kick-start a Middle East peace process that no one wants?

Oren Kessler |

FP Explainer

How Do You Flee a Country Without Leaving It?

5 ways Edward Snowden can smuggle himself out of the Moscow airport.

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

Just How Many Weapons Can America Sell?

The Obama administration is determined to find out.

William D. Hartung |

Reality Check

Are Domestic Politics Evil?

What really happens when the national interest meets the water's edge.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Has Foggy Bottom Forgotten Asia?

Yes, Mr. Secretary, we get that you want to fix the Middle East. But remember that whole 'pivot' thing?

Ely Ratner |

Dept Of Secrets

Israel's Secret Uranium Buy

How Argentina fueled Ben-Gurion's nuclear program.

William Burr |

Gordon Adams

Don't Call It Isolationism

America's not retreating -- it's just going undercover.

Gordon Adams |

Micah Zenko

Obama's 'Alice in Wonderland' Syria Strategy

If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.

Micah Zenko |

Daniel Altman

Time for the Little Guys to Bloc Up

When it comes to trade, there's an easy way for small nations to compete.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Naval Gazing

India wants to "look east," but does it have the ships -- and strategic focus -- to be a military player in Asia?

Vipin Narang |

Rational Security

Mitt Romney Was Right

Russia's our No. 1 enemy -- and Snowden's just the tip of the iceberg.

John Arquilla |

Report

Nuclear Waste

How the U.S. spent billions on a plan that increases the danger of proliferation.  

Douglas Birch |

Argument

A Bolivarian Dream Deferred

The Latin American left is back in the news thanks to the Edward Snowden saga, but the movement still hasn't found a leader to replace Hugo Chávez.

Michael Shifter |

David Rothkopf

Leaning Away

Maybe the real failed states are the ones that have the means to help other nations -- but choose to retreat inward.

David Rothkopf |

Gordon Adams

U.S. Defense Industry Flees the Country

In search of greener pastures, Lockheed and friends venture abroad. But competition is stiff.

Gordon Adams |

Jeffrey Lewis

The Incredible Shrinking Arsenal

It's not Obama who's cutting nukes -- it's Congress.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

Brad Pitt and the Zombie Shark

How World War Z ruined the zombie apocalypse.

Daniel W. Drezner |