U.S. Foreign Policy
Russia after Putin doesn't need to be Putinist, and driving a wedge between the craven president and his inner circle is the first step.
The rebalancing to Asia is real and the president isn’t there right now to salvage a phantom policy.
Could a surprising gift of disputed Russian islands to Japan end up pulling Tokyo away from Washington?
The reconciliation deal between Hamas and the PLO is long overdue. And America should welcome it.
How the United States and NATO came to pursue the counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan -- and why it might never be used again.
Leave the gifts at home, Mr. President. Here are the five things America’s allies in Asia really need.
Support for Obama's signature trade deals is high -- but that doesn't mean getting them done will come easy.
Why the Obama administration needs to learn to live with Japan's fiery prime minister.
Why Tom Donilon's empty claims about America’s rebalancing to Asia obscure a dangerous reality.
It doesn't matter what Obama says -- his Asia trip is all about China.
A conversation on President Obama's trip to Tokyo.
...and other strategies for managing the world's most important bilateral relationship.
135 million pieces of junk are orbiting Earth at 18,000 mph -- and U.S. space dominance is in danger of being ripped to shreds.
The world is addicted to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. But are never-ending negotiations only delaying a day of reckoning?
A conversation on tensions among China, Japan, and the United States.
For years, Iran and other American adversaries have complained that Washington plays hardball with visa rules to bar politically controversial delegates. They’re right.
The latest round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations never had a chance -- and unless the United States asks itself some tough questions, its days as peace broker are numbered.
How Washington turned its back on a foreign-policy triumph and let Darfur descend back into chaos. Part 3 in Foreign Policy's exclusive investigation of the U.N.'s peacekeeping debacle in Sudan.
With the peace process sputtering, will John Kerry abandon his signature initiative -- or cling to his belief that a deal can really be reached?
The view from Moscow and why the United States needs to reset its relations with the Kremlin, immediately.
USAID contractor announces a hunger strike in Havana; Another is arrested in Afg; Gun control an issue at the DoD; What do artists, bug splats and the drone war have in common?; and a bit more.
After the Darfur genocide, the United Nations sent in 20,000 peacekeepers with a single mission -- to protect the region's civilians. A Foreign Policy investigation details why they failed, and what the U.N. knew about it.
The legacy of genocide and why humanitarian intervention still needs a president that's compelled to act.
The Asia pivot might be shaking up the Pentagon's starting rotation, but the United States still needs a powerful Army to close it out in the 9th inning.
How Secretary of State John Kerry could turn the ashes of Middle East peace into diplomacy that actually gets results.
Tunisia has made it farther down the road to democracy than any other Arab Spring country. That means that it deserves hands-on support from the West -- sooner rather than later.
Palestine's push for international recognition is tanking John Kerry's peace talks. Was this Abbas's plan all along?
On personality politics, great men, and the fallacy of thinking that individuals actually shape the world.