USAID contractor announces a hunger strike in Havana; Another is arrested in Afg; Gun control an issue at the DoD; What do artists, bug splats and the drone war have in common?; and a bit more.
How Secretary of State John Kerry could turn the ashes of Middle East peace into diplomacy that actually gets results.
John Kerry and Washington's decades-long fight over releasing Israel's controversial spy.
A shooting in Norfolk; Why the malware market is thriving; The challenge of finding the black box; Will Sinclair retire as a one-star?; and a bit more.
Senior U.S. officials are deeply troubled by Russia's annexation of Crimea, but self-interest may drive both sides to freeze this crisis before it gets too hot.
U.S. sends rations to Ukraine, not weaponry; Fewer $$ means more drugs, less effort; What spit-shined shoes and the Pentagon briefing room have in common; and a bit more.
With Kiev in flames, the West hopes sanctions will force the Ukrainian government to put down its guns.
Call Erich Ferrari, the lawyer who makes a living defending alleged drug kingpins and arms dealers.
A Rosa Brooks PSA for furloughed employees.
How is the State Department ever going to get a bigger budget if Congress isn’t clear about what it actually does?
Let's not be so quick to prejudge Caroline Kennedy's appointment as U.S. ambassador to Japan.
Why are the United States and Japan still giving tens of millions of dollars in aid to China?
Somebody tell Congress, the Pentagon, and the State Department if so.
Obama thinks he can solve the world’s most intractable conflicts. What if he’s wrong?
How to end Obama's culture of secrecy in just a few lines of code.
Many in the State Department aren’t happy with the president’s policy on Syria. And they’re speaking out.
A former State Department insider has written a blistering account of the Obama administration’s missteps in Afghanistan. But is he right?
Why did it take the State Department 10 years and billions of dollars to figure out that Iraq reconstruction was a massive failure?
How State Department analysts -- and no one else -- foresaw the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.
Eleven rules for how Barack Obama, or any U.S. president, can have his way on national security.
Hillary Clinton traveled to 112 countries -- we made an awesome slide show.
The saga of U.S. diplomatic security in Afghanistan continues.