U.S. Congress

Terms of Engagement

No Apology Necessary

Barack Obama shouldn't have to make excuses for sending troops to Uganda.

James Traub |

Argument

Up in Smoke

Did the idea of a legal war die along with Muammar al-Qaddafi?

Scott Horton |

Argument

The Amerislump Is Upon Us

Just how fast is the United States sinking? A cautionary tale of declinism -- and the political bloviation it inspires.

Susan Glasser |

Argument

Twilight of the Wise Man

The 2012 election may well mark the last gasp of the Republican foreign-policy establishment. But what’s more remarkable is that it lasted as long as it did.

Jacob Heilbrunn |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Government kill list approved by secret committee - Report

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: NYPD Watched Moroccan Immigrants - Report

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Jennifer Rowland and Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: North Carolina terror suspects plead not guilty

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Jennifer Rowland |

Feature

Life After Debt

In this month's market upheavals in the United States and Europe, we are witnessing the end of a seven-decade economic experiment. But does anyone have any clue what comes next?

James Macdonald |

EXCERPT

The Empire at Dusk

American pundits decry the onset of sharp defense cuts, but the Pentagon can’t even account for $1 trillion in its own spending. Isn't it time to rein in the beast?

Stephen Glain |

Argument

Reset This

What's behind the ginned-up crisis in U.S.-Russia relations?

Samuel Charap |

Terms of Engagement

Can Obama Be Just Like Ike?

If you want to cut the defense budget, ask a Republican (just not these Republicans).

James Traub |

Argument

Think Before You Cut

Ten simple rules for how to slash the Pentagon's budget without endangering U.S. national security.

P.W. Singer |

The List

Who's to Blame if We Double-Dip?

Five people, places, and things everyone's wagging their fists at as the markets crash.

Cameron Abadi |

Interview

Just How Bad Is Bad?

Nouriel Roubini and Ian Bremmer debate the double-dip recession and whether China could end up like Europe's PIIGS.

Benjamin Pauker |

Terms of Engagement

All Guns, No Butter

What the debt ceiling deal tells us about the Tea Party's grim vision of American power.

James Traub |

The List

This Fight Ain't Over

Think the debt ceiling gridlock was ugly? Congress is just getting warmed up. Here are eight more foreign-policy battles right around the corner.

Josh Rogin |

The Optimist

Greening It Alone

The world is building a low-carbon global economy -- with or without the United States.

Charles Kenny |

Argument

Far from the Worst Congress Ever

Democracy isn't always pretty, but here's why the down-to-the-wire debt ceiling debate actually shows government is working.

Amy Kauffman |

Argument

Betting Against the (U.S.) House

If you can't stop Congress from ruining America's credit, can you at least make money off of it?

Charles Homans |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Dozens killed in Norway attacks

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Jennifer Rowland and Andrew Lebovich |

Feature

Super Bad

With the debt ceiling impasse and legislative gridlock sucking all the air out of Washington, Foreign Policy asked the experts: Is this really the worst Congress ever?

Kelsey Suemnicht |

Terms of Engagement

Less Is More

Cutting U.S. military aid to Pakistan might be just what the world's most frustrating alliance needs.

James Traub |

Argument

The Feminine Realpolitik

Breaking down the walls of Micah Zenko's "City of Men."

Heather Hurlburt |

The LWOT

The LWOT: American indicted for terrorist incitement

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Andrew Lebovich |

The List

Send the Hill to Hogwarts

10 reasons why Washington should take a page from Harry Potter.

David J. Rothkopf |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Somali indicted after secret arrest, interrogation

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Andrew Lebovich |

Terms of Engagement

Lift One from the Gipper

Tim Pawlenty has the Reaganite foreign policy talking points down, but do they add up to anything?

James Traub |

Argument

The Road Home from Kabul

Drawing down troops from Afghanistan is the right move. Now it's time to focus on the real threat in the neighborhood: the one coming from Pakistan.

John Kerry |

Argument

Faulty Intelligence

David Petraeus will be the next CIA chief. But is he the right man for the job?

Joshua Rovner |

In Box

Divide and Conquer

For Barack Obama, maybe getting nothing passed in Congress isn't so bad after all.

Joshua E. Keating |