U.S. Foreign Policy
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.
Richard Clarke's new thriller about the U.S. drone program hits surprisingly close to home. But is the administration insider a critic of Obama's war on terror?
The United States has spent $1 billion on a weapon that has no mission. And started an arms race with China in the process.
Though some deride Russia for backward thinking, Putin's strategy in Ukraine betrays a nuanced understanding of 21st century geopolitics.
Barack Obama is insisting on a false choice between doing nothing in Syria or going to war.
From China to Ukraine, the cynical calculus of power politics is alive and well -- too bad Washington doesn't realize it.
The American public doesn’t want to pull back from the world, and a serious read of the poll numbers proves it.
The U.S. diplomatic corps is underfunded, overstretched, and set up to fail. Here's how to fix it.
That's just a game Putin's playing. And it's a game we're losing.
Why Obama's Asia trip only made China angrier and inflamed regional tensions.
Obama's defense of his foreign policy illustrates much of what's wrong with it.