U.S. Foreign Policy
Chuck Hagel was always being upstaged by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The next secretary of defense will have to change that equation.
The "let's make a deal" moment has arrived for Kiev and Moscow. But by pushing a hard-line agenda against Putin, the United States and Europe are only making things worse for Ukraine.
The crisis over 43 massacred students shows how dysfunctional and corrupt Peña Nieto's government is. And yet Obama keeps patting him on the back.
Hagel's push from the Pentagon was about more than just ISIS and White House politics.
With an angry GOP Congress ready to levy new sanctions and a new generation of Iranian centrifuges spinning up, we can't wait another four months.
The Iraqi soldiers, Kurdish Peshmerga, and Sunni tribesmen battling the militants will get some of the weapons they've long asked for.
Talking with Iran about its nuclear program might help the cause of peace. But so far the nuclear dispute has been a disaster for the human rights of Iranians.
There's a reason Americans are confused about the value of overseas development assistance. And there's also a fix -- if the State Department gets serious about the next QDDR.
The Obama administration is conducting a "policy review" on what to do about Syria and Iraq. But rehashing the same strategy could just make a bad situation even worse.
A new plan to stop the bleeding in Syria means agreeing to a limited truce with the regime in Damascus. It’s repugnant -- but is it wrong?
U.S. foreign policy is a mess -- a big, aimless mess. But the only way to build a grand strategy is to accept both global disarray and American decline.
Obama called the agreement "historic." Chinese state media yawned.
The 113th Congress has only weeks to stop Ebola, fight ISIS, and keep the government funded.
President Obama is arriving in Burma amid a crisis in the country's democratic transition.
Only ideologues and the ignorant don't understand that Obama's letter to Khamenei is just pragmatic politics.
The 2016 Democratic prospect isn't Bill 2.0, but if anyone could work miracles on the fraught U.S.-Israeli relationship, it might be her.
The midterm drubbing wasn't a referendum on Obama's foreign policy. In the next two years, he should double down and stick to his guns.
Don’t kid yourselves; from the Islamic State to Ukraine to Iran, foreign policy mattered in Tuesday's elections.
What should Barack Obama and Xi Jinping talk about at APEC?
Yes, the fight for democratic values is hard -- especially now. But that's no reason to give up.
The Pentagon’s man in Kabul is launching a new effort to assess whether Afghan troops will be ready to fill the void when the last American forces depart from the country in 2016.
The administration is a coward for not saying what it really thinks about the special relationship with Israel.
The United States wants to spread democratic values around the world. It can start by cleaning up its own act at home.
President Obama’s point man in the fight against the Islamic State faces a ruthless foe. But his detractors at home -- even in the Pentagon -- may be his biggest enemy.
In a region now crowded with failed states, a murderous terrorist group has gained a foothold, changing the power dynamics and the United States needs to pay attention.
Progress on media freedom is backsliding in Myanmar. Will Obama speak up to save his biggest foreign-policy success?
If you crunch the data, the mainstream media has actually been pretty levelheaded.
The Islamic State and Ebola are the crises du jour, but a host of other persistent threats to national security are no less pressing. And combatting them will require unity of effort.