Security

Argument

Sorry, Putin Isn't Crazy

Why Russians have good reason to suspect the West's motives in Ukraine.

Jeffrey Tayler |

Putinology

The Maidan's Fighters Stand Their Ground

The nationalist militias of Kiev are ready for a fight with Russia.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Old Habits Die Hard

A crackdown on the press bodes ill for Burma's reforms.

Hanna Hindstrom |

Report

Market Correction

The Obama administration hoped global markets would punish Russia. It's not happening.

Elias Groll |

Dispatch

Crimea's War of Nerves

Vladimir Putin's forces in Crimea are trying to pick a fight. But the Ukrainians hunkered down in their bases have every interest in abstaining.

Askold Krushelnycky |

COLUMN

No Contest

Obama gambled that U.S. power would trump Russia's interests in Ukraine. He was wrong.

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

The Secret of Political Jiu-Jitsu

How to "make oppression backfire" by peacefully leveraging the brutality of the oppressors.

Srdja Popovic |

Putinology

Kiev Envy

Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.

Anna Nemtsova |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Hackers may have snagged credit card #s from Pentagon employees

Budget day at the Pentagon; What is a "toggle?"; U.S. working to aid Ukraine; How fake poker chips could fell a naval officer; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

Adiós, El Chapo

The good news is that Mexico's biggest drug kingpin has been arrested. The bad news is that it will trigger new violence on both sides of the border and do little to stem the flow of cocaine.

Douglas Farah |

Argument

When Is Negotiating Bad for Democracy?

Pakistan's efforts to talk with the Taliban are threatening to undermine the country's recent democratic gains.

Sheila Fruman |

Christian Caryl

The Young and the Restless

Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?

Christian Caryl |

The Spendagon

The Men Who Really Run the Pentagon

Bob Gates wrestled the defense budget back from the Joint Chiefs. Chuck Hagel is handing it back.

Winslow Wheeler |

COLUMN

Warning: Winter Metaphor Alert!

How a foot of snow explains everything that's wrong with Washington, D.C. … and the world.

Rosa Brooks |

COLUMN

Any Way the Wind Blows

From drone strikes to Syria, the indecisive Obama administration thinks it can conduct foreign policy by floating trial balloons.

David Rothkopf |

Map Room

The Iraq War Never Ended

Mapping nearly 12 years of violence in 42 seconds shows that the war America started still rages on.

Jacopo Ottaviani |

Argument

The French Connection

Why it's time to build a new special relationship between Washington and Paris.    

James Stavridis |

Argument

War on Error

We're fighting al Qaeda like a terrorist group. They're fighting us as an army.

J.M. Berger |

Argument

An Edge in the Desert

A flood of new weapons -- from Iran to Saudi Arabia -- is dangerously changing the military dynamic in the Middle East.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Putinology

Sochi's Bitter Medicine

Why the controversy around the Sochi Olympics could turn out to be a good thing for Russia.

Miriam Lanskoy |

Argument

Palestine's Peace Bomb

What will happen when one million refugees have the right to return -- to the West Bank?

Steven J. Rosen |

Argument

It’s Not About Trust

Why Russia's missile mischief shows that the United States needs to think differently about arms control.

Elbridge Colby |

Argument

If George Washington Were Alive, He'd be Reading Your Email

What James Madison (and the rest of the Founding Fathers) would have thought of the NSA and Edward Snowden.

Stephen F. Knott |

Argument

No Exit

Ukraine's government started the crisis. The opposition needs a strategy for ending it.

Gavin Weise |

Argument

Ukraine's Public Enemy Number One: The Police

Why Ukraine's brutal riot police are one of the biggest obstacles on the path to reform.

Erica Marat |

Argument

With Negotiators Like These...

Peace talks won't solve the crisis in South Sudan. Africa-style justice will.

George B.N. Ayittey |

Argument

The Man to Watch

Is Burma's top general maneuvering for a run at the presidency?

Su Mon Thazin Aung |

Argument

Cult of the Cyber Offensive

Why belief in first-strike advantage is as misguided today as it was in 1914.

P.W. Singer |

Map Room

Death March

It's hard to understand the scale and spread of killing in Syria, until you see this map.

Jacopo Ottaviani |