International Relations

Think Again

Think Again: A Nuclear Iran

Why it won’t be the end of the world if the mullahs get the bomb.

Alireza Nader |

Christian Caryl

What I Left Out

I wrote a book about 1979, but I left out the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Here’s why.

Christian Caryl |

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 |