U.S. Foreign Policy
As the U.S. retrograde hits its peak, what will America really leave behind in Afghanistan?
And, if so, is it even worth keeping?
A former agency insider explains how the NSA must change in the aftermath of the Snowden revelations.
Why it's time for the White House to get ahead of the NSA scandal.
And why all the hard-won gains of the surge are in grave danger of being lost today.
What Iraq's implosion can teach us about Afghanistan's future.
Their tanks, missiles, and electronic warfare gear look an awful lot like ours.
If Washington launched targeted strikes everywhere its 'partners' asked it to, the war on terror would be totally out of control.
The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.
Will the self-inflicted political wound of the U.S. government shutdown ever heal?
Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are increasingly at odds.
Think Israel wouldn't strike Iran's nukes in defiance of America's wishes? Think again.
Baghdad could be the key to unlocking the region's worst conflicts -- if only it could get its own house in order.
From Iran to Syria to Israel, can the United States keep pushing boulders up a hill?
Forty years after the Arab oil embargo, new technologies are dramatically reshaping the geopolitics of the Middle East.
Meet the social worker turned nuclear negotiator who's trying to keep Iran from getting the bomb.
Why can't we get rid of nukes the same way we got rid of chemical weapons?
How this Wittgenstein sketch explains the Somalia SEAL raid.
Why America needs to fix its problems at home before messing around in Asia.