How self-absorbed computer nerds became a powerful force for freedom.
Thomas P.M. Barnett lets the White House off the hook for the Pentagon's dysfunction.
Talking to Syria’s rebel leader about chemical weapons, jihadi rebels, and the day after Assad falls.
Somaliland was once part of chaotic Somalia. Today it's a thriving oasis of peace.
The Gulf monarchies were once thought immune to the uprisings sweeping the Arab world. Not anymore.
Alleged chemical weapons use by Syria is pushing the United States into doing something. But Russia, China, and Iran might have something to say about that.
Their religion may stress peace, but some Buddhists are showing that they’re entirely capable of violence in the name of faith.
American values and interests are at stake in stopping the country's slow-motion destruction.
Why isn’t terrorism in the United States a whole lot more frequent?
From Guantánamo to Boston, why Americans have a dangerous tendency to overreact to terrorism.
Why the earthquake near Iran's dated and unproven nuclear reactor at Bushehr should scare you.
Al Qaeda makes it official: The terror group is trying to extend its medieval rule from Baghdad to Damascus.
I heard Pyongyang make a real offer -- but the Obama White House didn't even listen.
North Korea is a lot more dangerous than you think, but that doesn't mean that Kim Jong Un is insane.
The awesome sci-fi novel about U.S. relations with Israel -- in an alternate acid-trip universe.
Behind closed doors, a newly revealed transcript shows, the Bush administration was much more deeply divided about the way forward in Iraq than it let on in public.
Budget hawks' plans to cut funding for political and social science aren't just short-sighted and simple-minded -- they'll actually hurt national security.