As the town of Kobani appears poised to fall to the Islamic State, exclusive, previously classified, State Department cables show how U.S. officials tried to both engage and undermine its Kurdish defenders.
Why is President Obama still allowing covert operations in Cuba? It's just one failed disaster after another.
There's a gaping hole at the State Department that needs fixing. Here's how to do it.
Why is the United States taking Moscow to task over noncompliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty?
Why apocalyptic warnings from America's diplomat-in-chief will do nothing to advance the peace process.
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?