International Relations

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 |

Reality Check

YaLa Young Leaders

How a Facebook organization could transform the Middle East.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

How to Understand China's Foreign Policy

China can become a beacon for the world -- if it trades in its conservative foreign policy for one that emphasizes universal values.

Deng Yuwen |

Argument

Boston's Jihadist Past

Long before the marathon bombing, Islamists in Massachusetts were helping militants in Chechnya.

J.M. Berger |

The List

The Stories You Missed

What happened around the world while the world was watching Boston.

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

China's Victim Complex

Why are Chinese leaders so paranoid about the United States?

Ely Ratner |

Argument

Displaced

What happened to the people who fled the terror in Chechnya.

Joshua Foust |

Argument

China Is a Cyber Victim, Too

The reason we should listen to Beijing's complaints about U.S. hackers.

Jason Healey |

Argument

The Road to Pyongyang Goes Through Helsinki

Here's how you really solve the North Korean nuke problem.

Frank Jannuzi |

Argument

The Gilded Cage of Asia

Why is the dictatorship of Kazakhstan getting such good PR?

Joshua Foust |

Dept Of Secrets

Will Chinese Troops Cross the Yalu?

U.S. intelligence looks at Beijing's military options in North Korea.

Robert A. Wampler |

Argument

Ten Questions for the New BRICS Bank

The great emerging markets want to start their own bank. But it doesn't seem like they've really thought it through.

Isobel Coleman |

Dept Of Secrets

Thatcher's Foreign Policy 'Failure'

She wanted Gorbachev to stop the reunification of Germany.

Tom Blanton |

Argument

Obama’s Empty Words

If you think Israelis doubt the American president's commitment to peace, try talking to some Palestinians.

Dalia Hatuqa |

Terms of Engagement

The Pit of Despair

In the streets of Pakistan, people have had it about up to here. For the Obama administration’s diminished goals there, maybe that’s not a bad thing.

James Traub |

Feature

Syrian Spillover

An interactive map tracking the internationalization of Syria's civil war.

J. Dana Stuster |

Jeffrey Lewis

The Map of Death

What North Korea's missiles are really aimed at.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Rational Security

Would Captain Kirk Intervene in Syria?

What 'Star Trek' teaches us about international relations.

John Arquilla |

Dispatch

One of These BRICS Is Not Like the Other

South Africa is a mess. So why does it get to sit at the BRICS big boy table?

Roy Robins |

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 |