State Department

Argument

Damn Yanquis

Why is President Obama still allowing covert operations in Cuba? It's just one failed disaster after another.

Fulton T. Armstrong |

COLUMN

While John Kerry Is on a Plane…

There's a gaping hole at the State Department that needs fixing. Here's how to do it.

Gordon Adams |

COLUMN

The Problem With Russia's Missiles

Why is the United States taking Moscow to task over noncompliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty?

Jeffrey Lewis |

COLUMN

Honey, Vinegar, and Apartheid

Why apocalyptic warnings from America's diplomat-in-chief will do nothing to advance the peace process.

Aaron David Miller |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: State, Pentagon clash over Syria intervention

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.

Gordon Lubold with Nathaniel Sobel |

COLUMN

Why the Long Face?

How Secretary of State John Kerry could turn the ashes of Middle East peace into diplomacy that actually gets results.

Kori Schake |

Report

I Was Against Pollard's Release Before I Was for It

John Kerry and Washington's decades-long fight over releasing Israel's controversial spy.

Shane Harris |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: U.S. to open spigot of assistance to Syria

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.

Gordon Lubold |

COLUMN

Learning to Live with a Cold Peace

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.

David Rothkopf |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: The mystery over Flight 370 darkens

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. 

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

Big Adjustment

Five things Richard Stengel should know about his new job.

Jonathan E. Kaplan |

Report

Hey Ukraine, That Crackdown Is Gonna Cost You

With Kiev in flames, the West hopes sanctions will force the Ukrainian government to put down its guns.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

No More Mr. Nice Guy

The sad end of Ambassador Michael McFaul's troubled tenure in Moscow.

Michael Weiss |

Report

Stuck on a U.S. Government Blacklist?

Call Erich Ferrari, the lawyer who makes a living defending alleged drug kingpins and arms dealers.

Jamila Trindle |

Gordon Adams

Rebalancing the World Stage

Why America can no longer be both an actor and director.

Gordon Adams |

By Other Means

How to Be a Foreign Policy Genius in 7 Minutes

A Rosa Brooks PSA for furloughed employees.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

The Diplomatic Doldrums

How is the State Department ever going to get a bigger budget if Congress isn’t clear about what it actually does?

Nicholas Kralev |

Reality Check

Experts, Shmexperts

Let's not be so quick to prejudge Caroline Kennedy's appointment as U.S. ambassador to Japan.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Aiding and Abetting

Why are the United States and Japan still giving tens of millions of dollars in aid to China?

Isaac Stone Fish |