Micah Zenko

Most. Dangerous. World. Ever.

The ridiculous hyperbole about government budget cuts.

Micah Zenko |


Uncharitable Organizations

Islamist groups are bankrolling terror groups across the Middle East and pretending it's aid work.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

David Rothkopf

Does John Kerry Matter?

Why Obama's new secretary of state might not have much room to run.

David Rothkopf |


You Can't Hack a Steakhouse

What China doesn't get about how Washington works.

Haley Barbour |


You Can Leave Your Shoes On

Why sequester could make air travel a whole lot better.

Justin Hienz |


The First Rule of Drone Club

The bad lessons Turkey learned from Obama's war from above.

Aaron Stein |


The New Westphalian Web

The future of the Internet may lie in the past. And that's not a good thing.

Katherine Maher |


You Don't Know Chuck

Who said it: Sen. Hagel or the Shin Bet?

J. Dana Stuster |

By Other Means

Apocalypse Soon

The end is nigh! And I'm not ready.

Rosa Brooks |

Christian Caryl

It's Not About Us

Forget about the “war on terror.” The next few decades will be dominated by the bitter divide within Islam itself.

Christian Caryl |

Reality Check

Marco Rubio Is Not Ready for Prime Time

If the Florida senator wants to save the Republican Party, he's got to come up with a foreign policy for the real world.

Aaron David Miller |


The Kingdom of No Surprises

The more things change in Saudi Arabia, the more they remain the same.

Michael Stephens |


Refusal to Lead

In a dangerous and changing world, President Obama is just wishing away the problems America faces.

Marco Rubio |


Hate Obama's Drone War?

Blame the bleeding-heart human rights crusaders.

Rosa Brooks |

Jeffrey Lewis

North Korea's Big Bang

Did Pyongyang just take a big step toward an arsenal of nuclear-tipped missiles?

Jeffrey Lewis |


Laying Down the Law

Why Obama's targeted killing is better than Bush's torture.

David Cole |


Killing Isn't Cool

Why the Pentagon hates Obama's drone war.

Micah Zenko |


Speech by Numbers

A quantitative look at the last 12 State of the Union addresses.

Ty McCormick |

Rational Security

Barack Obama's Lincoln Moment

What the commander of America's first modern war tells us about our first post-modern war.

John Arquilla |


Syria's Battle Royale

The struggle for Damascus looks poised to transform this bloody conflict.

Emile Hokayem |


Obama's Legal Netherworld

The president isn't claiming too much power to kill Americans who join al Qaeda -- but too little.

John Yoo |


Bankrupting the World's Most Dangerous Charity

It's time to put Hezbollah out of business.

Ron Prosor |


Arm the Syrian Rebels. Now.

Obama's cabinet had a plan to take down Bashar al-Assad. What went wrong?

Michael Doran |

Amy Zegart

Tough Witness

John Brennan delivers a smart, but vague, performance.

Amy Zegart |


Obama Embraces Big Nuke Cuts

Obama and his advisors agree the U.S. needs fewer weapons.



Westward Ho!

As America pivots east, China marches in the other direction.

Yun Sun |

Jeffrey Lewis

Friends with Benefits

No, Mr. President, it's not OK if our allies get nuclear weapons.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Micah Zenko

The Warrior King

Isn't this an awful lot of war for President 'Peace in Our Time'?

Micah Zenko |