Why Washington can't afford to neglect its friends in the Gulf.
If Putin wants to make a grab for Ukraine's east and south, he'll need to move soon.
Why ensuring nuclear material doesn't end up in terrorists' hands should still be at the very top of President Obama's agenda.
Can the Nuclear Security Summit actually move beyond stopgap measures and vague promises?
There's increasing evidence that Vladimir Putin is dangerously drunk on power -- and reckless.
Why Russians have good reason to suspect the West's motives in Ukraine.
The nationalist militias of Kiev are ready for a fight with Russia.
The Obama administration hoped global markets would punish Russia. It's not happening.
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.
Obama gambled that U.S. power would trump Russia's interests in Ukraine. He was wrong.
How to "make oppression backfire" by peacefully leveraging the brutality of the oppressors.
Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.
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.
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.
Pakistan's efforts to talk with the Taliban are threatening to undermine the country's recent democratic gains.
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
Bob Gates wrestled the defense budget back from the Joint Chiefs. Chuck Hagel is handing it back.
How a foot of snow explains everything that's wrong with Washington, D.C. … and the world.
From drone strikes to Syria, the indecisive Obama administration thinks it can conduct foreign policy by floating trial balloons.
Mapping nearly 12 years of violence in 42 seconds shows that the war America started still rages on.
Why it's time to build a new special relationship between Washington and Paris.
We're fighting al Qaeda like a terrorist group. They're fighting us as an army.
A flood of new weapons -- from Iran to Saudi Arabia -- is dangerously changing the military dynamic in the Middle East.
Why the controversy around the Sochi Olympics could turn out to be a good thing for Russia.
What will happen when one million refugees have the right to return -- to the West Bank?