U.S. Foreign Policy
Long live a new era of America's halting involvement in a world not of its own making.
Why is bombing the only option in Washington's policy toolkit?
The United States tried to build a stable state in Iraq. We should've known better.
After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.
Obama pulled the United States out of Iraq without actually ending the war. And now we're paying for it.
By trading in denunciations, lies, and distortions -- instead of a reasonable discussion about how to open Cuba -- the rabid embargo lobby is starting to sound a lot like Castro himself.
As ISIS marches toward Baghdad, can Washington afford to sit on the sidelines?
The brazen attacks in Mosul and Karachi are just the latest signs that the bad guys are gaining momentum.
How Azerbaijan's dictator woos the United States and Europe.
Why there's no love lost between Beijing and America's 2016 frontrunner-in-waiting.
I’d rather spoon my own eye out than sit through this year’s Think-Tank-a-palooza.
Is just a drop in the bucket or a real commitment to stem threats from Russia?
Can President Obama’s counterterrorism partnership plan really work without any attempt at nation building?
And he spent another 5 years in hell after a Bergdahl-type deal soured. A personal history of how swapping bad guys for American prisoners can go bad.
Why it's Iran's hidden facilities, not the breakout time to making a bomb, we should be worrying about.
From hope and change, to resets and pivots, to singles and doubles, to not sticking your finger in the electric socket. How far we've fallen.
The Taliban swap for Sgt. Bergdahl is just the latest in a long line of occasions when America willingly dealt with bad guys. And like it or not, this is how wars end.
Autocrats have increasing reason to fear the power of people in the streets. Here's why the leaders of democracies should take note.
The president's proposed counterterrorism plan might appear underwhelming, but doing more -- or doing less -- is not an option.
And as much as you might want a different foreign policy, it’s hard to say the president’s is not working.
The dirty secret about Obama’s Afghan plan is that tens of thousands of American civilians will be on the ground long after the troops have left.
The president's biggest foreign-policy speech in a year will be showy and ambitious but can't paper over his administration's lack of focus.
It’s time to relearn the good tools of the Cold War.
From Ukraine to Syria, is Barack Obama's foreign-policy legacy already doomed?
How Washington should engage with India’s new prime minister.