U.S. Foreign Policy
The White House is running around from crisis to crisis without a game plan, much less a strategy. But leading from behind can actually work if you do it right.
How the United States should refocus and retool its soft-power economic diplomacy.
The United States wants to help rid Africa of corruption, coups, and terrorism. And it's going about it all wrong.
Burma's democratic transition is running off the rails. Obama and Kerry can help to bring it back on track.
Why this week's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit needs to pay more than just lip service to human rights and good governance.
With Gaza in flames, can Mahmoud Abbas keep a lid on a smoldering West Bank?
For three years, I was a reporter in Washington’s war-on-terror partner in the Arabian Peninsula. Now there’s not a single American journalist left.
There's a gaping hole at the State Department that needs fixing. Here's how to do it.
Aleppo was the Syrian rebels’ first big prize. If Assad retakes it, is the war as good as over?
It's going to be a long fight -- but Hamas has weathered the Israeli barrage thus far. And that counts as a win.
After more than a decade of high-cost, low-return investments in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, American support for intervention abroad is waning, drastically. It's time for a little nihilism in America.
How the U.S. military can overcome the challenges of complexity in a rapidly changing world.
It's time to treat Vladimir Putin like the crime boss he is: Go after his money.
As Obama tucks further into his shell, I'm headed out again to see the world.
A lengthy, thorough inquiry into the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down is an absolute necessity -- and could be exactly what Putin wants.
The White House's indictment for the MH17 shoot-down relies on secret satellite photos and intercepted phone calls -- but also on Twitter and YouTube.
A conversation with Zbigniew Brzezinski on today's worldwide turmoil, overstating Iran's near-term nuclear threat, and why a return to global order may rest on the relationship between the United States and China.
Trying to cram a nuanced view on the tragedy in Ukraine into 140 characters was a mistake. Taking a closer look at the West's role is not.
Why the United States can't budge on allowing Iran to build more centrifuges.
The only way to reach a nuclear deal with Iran is to accept that Iran will be able to go nuclear.
Why the Obama administration keeps making the same mistakes over and over.
The only way to contain Moscow is to understand that there’s still a Cold Warrior in the Kremlin.
Thailand’s coup gives the United States a chance to show that it actually cares about human rights and democracy.
Experts and insiders say that Israel's military offensive will only further radicalize the Palestinian population -- and alienate frustrated friends in the United States.
One year on from the NSA surveillance revelations, guess what: the world shrugged. People still, more or less, like America.
Should you have been paying attention to the recently concluded Strategic and Economic Dialogue?
The man who helped convince the United States to invade Iraq has spent the last decade in the political wilderness. But now, with his country in chaos, he could be its next leader.
If the United States is going to shift focus to Asia it’s going to have to do it without Europe.