Maybe the real failed states are the ones that have the means to help other nations -- but choose to retreat inward.
In search of greener pastures, Lockheed and friends venture abroad. But competition is stiff.
Good luck with that.
Obama's plan to reduce nuclear weapons does too little and will take too long.
Why America will be paying for decades for a foreign policy based on fear.
When Syria's rebels need more than just weapons, America may well find itself in the middle of a civil war.
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.