Mitt Romney


America's Last Best Hope for Defeating the Islamic State Is… Iran?

U.S. firepower alone can't defeat the Islamic State. It needs to work with Iran, whether it likes it or not.

Emad Kiyaei |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Syria blocks aid

Chances of war in Ukraine grow; A scramble for intel; Vets storm the Hill today; More troops to get Kony; Sardar Ahmad's final story: about a lion on a roof; and a bit more.  

Gordon Lubold |


The Appeal of the Courts

Actually, we've already figured out how to win the legal war on terrorism.

Phillip Carter |


Why the World Can't Have a Nate Silver

The quants are riding high after Team Data crushed Team Gut in the U.S. election forecasts. But predicting the Electoral College vote is child's play next to some of these hard targets.

Jay Ulfelder |


Relationship Advice

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.

David Makovsky |

Reality Check

How the Middle East Could Make Or Break Obama's Legacy

Congratulations, Mr. President. You've got four more years of dealing with the world's most dysfunctional region.

Aaron David Miller |

The List

8 Ways the World Has Changed Since Obama's Election

With Election Day finally upon us, it's worth reflecting on what a difference four years makes.

Ty McCormick |


Peace Talks

How war disappeared from American campaign rhetoric.

Mary Dudziak |


Rights and Responsibility

The candidates may disagree on some human rights issues, but the next president will face challenges that transcend partisan lines.

Kenneth Roth |


No Game Change

The bipartisan consensus in Washington about expanding ties with India may be good for New Delhi, but it's turned the election into a snoozer.

Sadanand Dhume |


Back to Africa

If Barack Obama is reelected, he'll have to deliver on his promises to Africa -- and act more like Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush.

Mvemba Phezo Dizolele |


Land of the Lost

Latin Americans may prefer Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, but few believe either candidate will pay the region the attention it deserves.

Michael Shifter |


Climate Course Correction

The world has spent two decades developing policies to combat global warming -- and we have little to show for it.

Bjørn Lomborg |

Daniel Altman

If Markets Picked Presidents

Who would be better for the global economy: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

Daniel Altman |


Air Wars

How defense is playing in the 2012 campaign.

Gordon Lubold |


In Praise of Flip-Floppers

When it comes to presidents and foreign policy, changing your mind is as American as apple pie.

Zachary Keck |


The Crisis That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Why Obama and Romney are both afraid to talk about the mess in Europe.

Nick Schifrin |

The List

Blue Planet

What if the world could vote in the U.S. election?

Uri Friedman |


Meet Sandy, the Game Changer

This storm could upend American politics -- if we're lucky.

David Rothkopf |

Terms of Engagement

The Amphibian

How Barack Obama learned to cover his right flank -- and his left.

James Traub |

By Other Means

Jerks vs. Waterboarders

The best reason to pick Obama over Romney.

Rosa Brooks |


Can't We All Just Not Get Along?

Why a decade of war hasn't provoked a real debate about America's role in the world.

John A. Gans Jr. |


Tell Us the One About the Robots, Mr. President

Want to lead the free world? You'd better figure out what to do about the rise of the machines.

Peter W. Singer |


Who Said It: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

With Election Day fast approaching, how well do you know the candidates on foreign policy?

Joshua E. Keating |


Slippery Mitt Evades KO

Will Romney's rope-a-dope strategy on foreign policy actually work?

Will Marshall |

Gordon Adams

Do the Math

A 20-question debate scorecard for real talk on the defense budget.

Gordon Adams |


Caught in the Crossfire

If the United States wants to save Lebanon, it should get off the sidelines and help topple Bashar al-Assad's bloody dictatorship.

Firas Maksad |

Rational Security

Fight Night

How Barack Obama and Mitt Romney measure up on the seven foreign policy issues that really matter.

John Arquilla |