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.
The 20 most puzzling, hypocritical, and revealing things said about U.S. foreign policy in 2012.
This week's report on the Obama administration's actions in Libya was credible but incomplete.
Obama’s likely national security picks are going to reinforce his innate caution -- for better and for worse.
Why the State Department’s proposed new Twitter restrictions are a terrible idea.
Criticized unfairly on decades-old Africa policy, Susan Rice has shown she's got the right temperament to be secretary of state.
The lowdown on America's maybe-next secretary of state.
Barack Obama was right to defend Susan Rice from the GOP attacks. She's got the chops to be secretary of state.
Whether Kerry, Rice, Donilon, or somebody else is named America's top diplomat, there will be one man in charge in Foggy Bottom -- Barack Obama.