U.S. Congress

Argument

The World According to Ron Paul

Republicans are freaked out about what a libertarian isolationist in the White House would do to American power -- but not all Democrats are.

Michael A. Cohen |

Argument

What Libyan Rebels Could Teach Obama About the Rule of Law

Why is the United States entrenching the same kind of military detention system that Arab revolutionaries have given their lives to overthrow?

Tom Malinowski |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Government approves military custody for terrorist suspects

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Senate, House edit detainee provision in defense bill

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: AP report describes secret CIA prison in Romania

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Senate votes to keep detainee provisions

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Norway's anti-terrorism laws tested in conspiracy case

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Jennifer Rowland |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Alleged Cole bomb planner arraigned at Gitmo

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Jennifer Rowland |

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 |