U.S. Foreign Policy
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.
Washington may not want to admit it, but Iran is the most stable country in the Middle East right now.
Western governments are right to insist on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia. But that shouldn't stop them from building ties to contested regions.
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.