Forget the best and brightest. Why did America send its C team to Afghanistan? An exclusive excerpt from the new book Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan.
The export of American arms to countries around the world -- even those actively repressing their own citizens -- is booming.
Has Hillary Clinton -- the subject of a major new profile in Foreign Policy -- been a good secretary of state? Seven top foreign-policy watchers assess her legacy.
Hillary Clinton, the blind dissident, and the art of diplomacy in the Twitter era.
A compromise solution that removes Syria's Bashar al-Assad but replaces him with a crony is now fully off the table. It's time for Washington to back the opposition.
The Justice Department turns up the heat against a resource-rich dictatorship as the State Department helps its leader buff his image.
Why Obama shouldn't use drones to go after Mali's Islamic radical separatists.
Or, in praise of small victories.
Ignore what the candidates say they'll do differently on foreign policy. They're basically the same man.
Drones alone won't be enough to stop Yemen from falling into the failed state abyss.
Why is everyone pretending that the U.N. plan in Syria has a prayer of succeeding?
What if the Chen episode was actually a U.S.-China breakthrough?
This week's tensions aside, China and the United States still need each other more than they admit.
What the al Qaeda leader's final correspondence tells us about his legacy.
America needs to stop preaching civil liberties abroad while passing privacy-destroying bills at home.
The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women. Seriously, guys.
FP asked top female politicians around the world to fill in the blanks on sexism, women leaders, and breaking the glass ceiling.
Al Qaeda itself may be diminished after the death of Osama bin Laden, but its affiliates are still sowing instability around the world.
How a blunt diplomatic tool morphed into the precision-guided measures we know today.
Hey America, there's a pretty good reason why Iran doesn't trust you. Maybe it's time for a different approach.
Will U.S. competition with China for naval dominance spark a new Cold War on the high seas?
If the State Department really wants to lead U.S. foreign policy, it needs to stop complaining about the military and act more like it.
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Let's face it, there are no good solutions to the mess in Syria.
(And why we can't have one in the Obama administration.)