International Relations

Think Again

Think Again: North Korea

North Korea is a lot more dangerous than you think, but that doesn't mean that Kim Jong Un is insane.

David Kang |

Argument

Cowboys vs. Kippot

The awesome sci-fi novel about U.S. relations with Israel -- in an alternate acid-trip universe.

Michael Peck |

Christian Caryl

The Tip of the Democracy Spear

The U.S. military doesn’t exactly have an unblemished record when it comes to promoting democracy. Is there a way to change that?

Christian Caryl |

Transcript

The Iraq Syndrome

A decade later, what lessons haven't we learned from the war in Iraq that we should?

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

Alaskan Folly

We've doubled down on a defense that doesn't work against missiles that don't exist.

Joe Cirincione |

Argument

Unilateral Peace

It's time for Israel to move toward a two-state solution, alone if necessary.

Amos Yadlin |

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Ends and Means

A decade later, what lessons haven't we learned from the war in Iraq that we should?

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

Will South Korea Go Nuclear?

What the North's provocations mean for Washington's relations with Seoul.

Mark Hibbs |

Dispatch

Xi Pivots to Moscow

What message is China's new leader sending with his first overseas trip?

John Garnaut |

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Phasing Out

Time for Obama to scuttle the plan to shoot down non-existent Iranian ICBMs.

Tom Z. Collina |

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The Empire Makes Nice

Is it time for a Venezuela reset?

Michael Shifter |

Argument

Gray Matter

How to fight Chinese cyber attacks without starting a cold war.

Joel Brenner |

Jeffrey Lewis

It's Not You, It's Me

America's nukes are designed to comfort us, not scare the enemy.

Jeffrey Lewis |

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Time Is Running Out on North Korea

Congress needs to make Pyongyang pay a price for its recklessness.

Sen. Robert Menendez |

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A Very Special Envoy

Why Obama should make Dennis Rodman his man in Pyongyang. Seriously.

Joel Wit |

Marc Lynch

Tehran Tanking

Iran's popularity in the Arab world is way down, but sectarianism is on the rise.

Marc Lynch |

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Syria's House of Cards

After two years, 1 million refugees, and more than 70,000 dead, some Syrians -- and one American president -- are still looking to protect their own interests rather than save a country.

Amal Hanano |

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Alone in the Desert

How Camus explains France's troubling intervention in Mali.

Robert Zaretsky |

Letters

Mind the Gap

Charles Kenny is too quick to call off the clash of civilizations.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

The List

Innocents Abroad

When celebrities do diplomacy.

Colin Daileda |

Argument

Pilgrims and Idiots

How celebrities should handle visits to authoritarian countries in today's world.

Arch Puddington |

Argument

What Is Egypt?

As America's new secretary of state arrives in Cairo, it's still not clear the United States knows what it's dealing with.

Steven A. Cook |

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How to Win a Cyberwar with China

It's time for the Obama administration to start playing offense, or it might soon have a real war on its hands.

Dan Blumenthal |

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Dead-End Road

Rogue states have a pretty convincing track record of ignoring sanctions, so what makes Congress and the White House think they'll work on Iran?

Ty McCormick |

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While America Slept

How the United States botched China's rise.

Kishore Mahbubani |

Amy Zegart

The Fog of War Game

One-hundred sixty Stanford undergrads take on Iran.

Amy Zegart |

Reality Check

Tribes With Flags

How the Arab Spring has exposed the myth of Arab statehood.

Aaron David Miller |

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The Russia Gambit

For the sake of Syrian lives, John Kerry’s got to play hardball with Moscow.

Christopher S. Chivvis |

David Rothkopf

Does John Kerry Matter?

Why Obama's new secretary of state might not have much room to run.

David Rothkopf |