Not really. Watch what the Kremlin does, not what it says.
FP's Global Thinkers weigh in on the year gone by and what's on the horizon for 2013.
Don't believe the loose talk of Barack Obama exacting vengeance on Benjamin Netanyahu -- the two leaders need each other too much to let old grudges get in the way.
We've heard plenty about what the candidates want to do in office, but the future will be determined by what Tuesday's winner doesn't do.
The Islamic Republic's terror plots may look bumbling today, but what about tomorrow?
The growing insecurity of religious and ethnic minorities is one of the biggest problems arising from the Arab Spring. But much can be done to protect them.
How Barack Obama and Mitt Romney measure up on the seven foreign policy issues that really matter.
The EU's "strong" sanctions on Iran are full of holes, but might they be enough to prevent the U.S. going to war?
Five other dangers that deserve our immediate attention.
How the sanctions might hurt America's potential allies inside Iran.
The depreciation of the rial is unlikely to change Iran's foreign-policy calculations.
The Chinese purchase of a Canadian oil company is something U.S. officials should welcome, not fear.
Some say the sanctions against Tehran are working. But wasn't the Iranian economy already a basket case?
When it comes to Israel, neither Obama nor Romney is as good or bad as American Jews think.
The Israelis and the Americans are zeroing in on a strike option that has a real chance of deterring the mullahs -- and defusing Mitt Romney's attacks.