International Relations

Argument

What Happens Overseas Should Stay Overseas

Why foreign-policy wonks shouldn't write about domestic policy.

Daniel Drezner |

Feature

Wisdom of the Crowd

What 1.2 billion Indians think about democracy, America, and the world. 

Rory Medcalf |

Dept Of Secrets

War Scare

The real-life war game that almost led to nuclear armageddon.

Nate Jones |

Argument

What the Hell Was That All About?

After scaring the world witless, has North Korea slunk back into its cave?

Aidan Foster-Carter |

Argument

Curing America's Fear of Commitment

Karzai is an ingrate, but the Afghans need us.

Marc Chretien |

Rational Security

Getting to Yes with the Taliban

The case for negotiating with terrorists.

John Arquilla |

The Brass

Breaking the Kill Chain

How to keep America in the game when our enemies are trying to shut us out.

Adm. Jonathan Greenert |

Feature

Requiem for a Realist

The legacy of Kenneth Waltz.

J. Dana Stuster |

Putinology

The 'Cold Peace' Between Moscow and Washington Just Got Colder

The arrest of the alleged CIA agent in Moscow looks like a joke. But it actually illustrates just how tense U.S.-Russian relations have become.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

This Alliance Is Brought to You by the Letter 'M'

Introducing the world's most unlikely political grouping.

Brett Forrest |

David Rothkopf

You Know It's Bad…

When progress in the Middle East seems more in reach than a Washington that works.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

The Trust Deficit

How the U.S. 'pivot' to Asia looks from Beijing.

He Yafei |

By Other Means

The Electric Kool-Aid Flashback Test

Should we arm the Syrian rebels? America's attempts to do so in the past hold a few answers.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

The Great Sino-Indian Alpine Tent Party of 2013

China's latest border squabble with India might seem trivial, but the consequences could set Asia on edge.

Dhruva Jaishankar |

Rebuttal

The Case for Nuclear Unilateralism

New START may be flawed, but it also holds an opportunity for Obama to do something truly momentous.

Yousaf Butt |

Micah Zenko

Outsourcing Lethality

When there's a foreign finger on the trigger, is Washington still accountable when innocents die?

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Israel’s Three Gambles

Can Israel get away with its attacks on the Syrian regime?

Daniel Byman |

Argument

Russia's Energy Bully Takes a Fall

Just a few years ago, Gazprom had Europe eating out of its hand. But now, the energy giant -- and Putin's power base -- looks set for hard times.

Alexandros Petersen |

Argument

The Most Dangerous Border in the World

Why is China picking a fight with India?

Ely Ratner |

Argument

Kabul's Unlikely New Ally

Has Pakistan decided it's finally time to embrace Afghanistan?

Daniel Sagalyn |

Argument

What Was Obama Thinking?

How the administration backed itself into a corner on Syria.

Barry Pavel |

Micah Zenko

Hawking Something

The Syria interventionists want us to go to war. They're wrong.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

France's Forgotten War

Mali is old news in Paris. Now it’s all gay marriage all the time.

Robert Zaretsky |

Interview

'The Law of Politics' According to Sergei Lavrov

An exclusive interview with Russia's top diplomat.

Susan B. Glasser |

Argument

The Safe Haven Next Door

Somaliland was once part of chaotic Somalia. Today it's a thriving oasis of peace.

Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo |

Argument

How to Save the Republican Party

Why the GOP needs to stop navel-gazing and embrace internationalism all over again. 

Sen. John McCain |

Argument

Did the FBI Bungle the Tsarnaev Case?

What the bureau can and can't do on American soil.

David Gomez |

Argument

Intervention Escalation

Alleged chemical weapons use by Syria is pushing the United States into doing something. But Russia, China, and Iran might have something to say about that.

James F. Jeffrey |