Mitt Romney

David Rothkopf

How Foreign Policy Came to Matter in This Election

The race was supposed to be all about jobs, jobs, jobs. What happened?

David Rothkopf |


Burning Questions

What Martha Raddatz would ask the presidential candidates at Monday's foreign-policy debate.

Benjamin Pauker |

Reality Check

Want Closure? Go Talk to Dr. Phil.

You won't find it on the Iranian nuclear issue.

Aaron David Miller |


What the Frack?!

How the 2012 election could come down to one thing: coal.

David Roberts |

By Other Means


Why are all these advocacy groups aligning themselves with the military?

Rosa Brooks |

Reality Check

Enough Already

When it comes to Israel, neither Obama nor Romney is as good or bad as American Jews think.

Aaron David Miller |


The Battle for Mitt Romney's Soul

Which faction of the Republican Party is winning? We asked three smart conservatives to weigh in.

Danielle Pletka |

David Rothkopf

A Truly Credible Military Threat to Iran

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.

David Rothkopf |


Declinism Is America and Mitt Can Too

Doomsday prophesying is a favorite American pastime, but Mitt Romney wants no part of it (anymore).

Ty McCormick |

Slide Show

The FP Survey: The Economy

If we're ever going to get out of this slump, what will it take? We asked more than 60 leading economists to tell us.

Slide Show |

Terms of Engagement

Better Late than Never

How naive self-confidence led Barack Obama astray, before prudence brought him back.

James Traub |

David Rothkopf

The Election Is Over

It's time to start worrying about 2013, because the Obama team clearly isn't.

David Rothkopf |

Reality Check

Mitt Romney's Terrible<i> Wall Street Journal</i> Op-Ed

It's official: The Republican nominee has no new ideas for the Middle East.

Aaron David Miller |

Terms of Engagement

Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

The Republican candidate gave us a tantalizing hint this week of what his foreign policy might actually look like -- but does he have the guts to actually do what we think he thinks?

James Traub |


Peaceniks in Palestine

The PLO’s U.S. ambassador slams Mitt Romney’s leaked comments on the Middle East.

Maen Rashid Areikat |

Gordon Adams

Aim High

Guess who's in Romney's 47 percent?

Gordon Adams |


Dirty Bomb, Muddy Thinking

Mitt Romney screws up nuclear weapons 101.

Joe Cirincione |

Reality Check

Handle With Care

Can Mitt Romney be trusted with the Middle East?

Aaron David Miller |


Red Lines over Iran

Mitt Romney has adopted Benjamin Netanyahu's dangerous timetable for war.

Samuel R. Berger |


Stealing the Hymnal

The Democrats might have real differences over foreign policy with their Republican challengers, but you wouldn't know it from listening to them.

Michael A. Cohen |



Was the U.S. Navy really better in 1917?

James Holmes |


Is It Over Yet?

Watching the past two weeks of the Republican and Democratic conventions, it's hard to remember a more grotesque political event. 

Alex Massie |


A Man with a Plan

Unlike Mitt Romney, Barack Obama not only has a plan to strengthen American statecraft, he's got four years of achievements to show for his efforts.

Charles A. Kupchan |

Budget Wars

Bipartisan Bloat

If there's one thing that Obama and Romney agree on, it's more military spending. Too bad they're both wrong.

Christopher Preble |


R Is for Reckless

Why the Republicans can't be trusted with national security.

John Kerry |


Pretty Vacant

After three empty days in Tampa, the Republican Party seems out of ideas on how to run America's foreign policy.

MIchael A. Cohen |


Sound and Sensible

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy would echo the best of America’s bipartisan traditions. But the desperate Obama caricature of it is just a sad indication of how much the president has failed.

Peter D. Feaver |


A Dangerous Mind

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy isn’t an afterthought, it’s a frightening return to a bullying neoconservative ideology -- and Americans should be worried.

Bruce W. Jentleson |


Romney's Mad-Libs Foreign Policy

International affairs is serious business -- not a game of fill-in-the-blanks.

John Norris |