U.S. Foreign Policy
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.
The Chicago Council's new report might have answers as to what Americans want when it comes to Syria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine. The only problem is, it asked the wrong questions.
The first rule of Israel's nuclear arsenal is that there is no Israeli nuclear arsenal.
The 6 fictions we have to stop telling ourselves about Obama, the Islamic State, and what the United States can and can't do to save Iraq and Syria.
So far Tunisia's revolution has managed to bridge the gap between secularists and Islamists. But can that precarious accord make it through election season?
Iran’s nuclear negotiators have public opinion on their side for now. But if that disintegrates, so could any hope for a deal with the West.
Scottish independence won't just be bad for the Scots. It will be a disaster for U.S. foreign policy from Syria to the Arctic Circle.
Newly declassified documents reveal how the Nixon White House looked the other way while Israel built the Middle East’s first nukes.
Just 20 years ago the United States was a beloved superpower with a solid economy and faced virtually no hostile threats. But that’s all gone to hell.
President Obama means well. But the Middle East is where America's good intentions go to die.
Why President Obama's war cry doesn’t quite measure up to his predecessors'.
By limiting U.S. goals in Iraq and Syria, the president makes less likely the exit he so desperately wants.