U.S. Foreign Policy
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.
Why China’s new infrastructure bank represents a challenge to the global order.
As one of America's foremost diplomats hangs up his spurs, lessons from 33 years at the State Department.
Global efforts to stop the Islamic State should not come at the expense of online freedom. Let the world see the depravity of their ideology.
Thirteen years after Wisconsin’s 829th Engineer Co. deployed to build Afghanistan’s war infrastructure, they’re back to tear it apart and take it home.
What dismantling 10 years of war in Afghanistan looks like.
Syria's moderate rebels are brawling among themselves in the streets of Turkey. And these are the people the White House wants to arm?
When Uncle Sam projects his power abroad, does the Constitution tag along?
Washington is making all its favorite mistakes in (another) Iraq war.
Seven years on, the United States is still failing the Iraqi and Afghan interpreters it once promised visas. And the rise of the Islamic State makes their plight more urgent than ever.
With the Islamic State pulling ever closer to Baghdad, the Obama administration believes rebuilding the shattered Iraqi military could require up to 1,000 foreign trainers from the United States and its top European allies.
For years Qassem Suleimani has been Iran's secret covert-ops puppet master. Why has he suddenly stepped out of the shadows?
Surely, the administration should realize that lecturing friends and browbeating allies doesn't do it many favors.
Terrible though they may be, even the worst events of late -- from IS to Ebola -- may not make a lasting imprint on the world. Or your investment portfolio.
The improbable tale of how the Houthis seized control of Yemen's revolution.
As the town of Kobani appears poised to fall to the Islamic State, exclusive, previously classified, State Department cables show how U.S. officials tried to both engage and undermine its Kurdish defenders.
Leon Panetta's new book is yanking Hillary Clinton into a debate she doesn't want to have: whether Obama lost Iraq.
Julia Pierson’s ouster is the exception that proves the rule: In Washington it is nearly impossible to get fired.
The president arrives at a turning point, but it's unclear whether it means a new Obama or a punt to tomorrow.
From Afghanistan to Mali to Iraq, training and equipping other countries' militaries has a terrible track record. Why would we want to make it a permanent part of U.S. strategy?
Syria’s beleaguered moderate rebels have been begging for U.S. airstrikes for years. Now that the bombs are falling, they wish Washington would send its planes back home.
Why the U.S.-Indian partnership is at the heart of America's future in Asia.