U.S. Foreign Policy
If the United States is going to shift focus to Asia it’s going to have to do it without Europe.
Why John Kerry has no business trying to make peace between Israel and Gaza right now.
It's a distraction. Besides, there are better ways to support human rights in China.
The sources of U.S. power and the path to national renaissance.
Obama may finally have changed his calculus on Syria -- but is his plan for the U.S. to train rebels two years too late?
Dozens of Americans are spending this July 4 as hostages in far-off lands. Washington should do more to get them back.
Why the prophets of American decline are wrong.
We like to think our way of life is the best in the world. But trying to spread American values always backfires.
How to convince the heartland that the world matters.
And it's high time they did.
Why the administration’s muddy logic for intervention on behalf of a deeply unpopular central government will get America engaged in a Middle Eastern civil war.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack Matlock on the flawed “reset” with Russia, Washington’s cliques, and how the Ukraine crisis is a product of NATO expansion.
Why America’s friends in Europe are wishing for the good old days of George W. Bush.
Overcoming sectarian divisions won’t solve Iraq’s crisis. Embracing them will.
The problem with being a post-deterrence U.S. president is that without deterrence, the world we live in quickly becomes dangerous.
A cohesive Iraqi state will always be a fiction. ISIS will shoot itself in the foot. And other important truths to guide U.S. policy in today’s increasingly turbulent Middle East.
These are the seven men who could replace him.
Why we should be worried about the Japanese prime minister's move to amend the constitution.
The four horsemen of intervention in the Syria conflict are gathering steam. Here’s why they’re wrong.
The secret to getting it right in the world's most volatile region is admitting when you're wrong.
American talking heads say that Iran is the key to defeating ISIS. But those in the know say the two "enemies" are actually secret allies.
These guys were wrong about every aspect of Iraq. Why do we still have to listen to them?
The White House is mulling whether Tehran can help it defeat the jihadi threat in Iraq. But a U.S.-Iran alliance would be a disaster for Washington and the Middle East.
What Obama was really thinking during his Iraq remarks.
Limited U.S. airstrikes against ISIS would be quick and decisive. They're also a terrible idea.
Experts ask if the two juggernauts remain locked in a zero-sum game.