U.S. Foreign Policy

COLUMN

The Enemy We've Been Waiting For

Vladimir Putin could be the perfect gift to an American president desperately in need of a foe.

James Traub |

Dept Of Secrets

Vladimir Channels the Gipper

Putin's rationale for invading Crimea sounds a lot like Reagan's for invading Grenada.

Nate Jones |

Report

Hillary’s Burma Problem

It’s the crowning achievement of her tenure as secretary of state, and it’s unraveling at the seams.

Catherine A. Traywick |

COLUMN

Spies, Swaps, and Sins of Omission

Five ways to tell the Middle East peace process is in big trouble.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Madman in the White House

Why looking crazy can be an asset when you’re staring down the Russians.

James Rosen |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: U.S. to open spigot of assistance to Syria

A shooting in Norfolk; Why the malware market is thriving; The challenge of finding the black box; Will Sinclair retire as a one-star?; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

COLUMN

Would You Die for That Country?

Why the United States needs to think twice before calling Ukraine an ally.

Stephen M. Walt |

Putinology

Worlds Apart

Russians are celebrating Crimea's return. The West is bent on punishing Moscow. And Ukrainians are feeling more besieged than ever.

Anna Nemtsova |

COLUMN

Cass Sunstein Is Sleeping on the Couch Tonight

Is Obama's groupthink guru (and Amb. Samantha Power's husband) opening a window on White House dysfunction?

Kori Schake |

COLUMN

Ready to Fight

Obama might be risk averse, but there are at least five scenarios in which he might use military force in the Middle East.

Aaron David Miller |

COLUMN

Learning to Live with a Cold Peace

Senior U.S. officials are deeply troubled by Russia's annexation of Crimea, but self-interest may drive both sides to freeze this crisis before it gets too hot.

David Rothkopf |

COLUMN

Benghazi Is a Flat Circle

After the McConnaissance, the Grahamsformation.

Matt Bors |

Christian Caryl

SEALed and Delivered in Libya

President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

What Would Ike Do?

Why President Obama doesn't understand Eisenhower's lessons of war, pushback, and how to deal with thuggish regimes.

James Jeffrey |

Argument

Another Kind of Surge

How the United States can pull Sudan and South Sudan back from the brink of disaster.

John Prendergast |

Argument

The Solve-Everything, Do-Nothing White House

How big goals and low bandwidth scuppered Obama's overburdened foreign policy agenda.

Stephen Walt |

Slide Show

Washington’s Most Wanted

Meet the Putin cronies and Ukrainian collaborators at the top of the Obama administration’s sanctions target list.

FP Staff |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: SEALs board a tanker

Hagel considers non-lethal aide to Ukraine, but the Pentagon's options are limited; Terrain masking: Did Flight 370 fly at 5,000 feet? Clancy predicted Crimea; Sinclair to plead guilty to lesser charges; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

Avoiding Srebrenica Redux

Twenty years ago, the United States and Europe failed the people of Bosnia. Here's how they can do better this time in Ukraine.

Paul Hockenos |

COLUMN

Spiteful Faces and Suicidal Tendencies

In squabbling over aid to Ukraine, the GOP is only making America more feckless and impotent.

James Traub |

COLUMN

Here to Stay

Don't like America leading from behind in the world? Get used to it.

Aaron David Miller |

The Pulse

Let's Sit This One Out

Western publics have little appetite for getting tough on Putin for Moscow's Crimean invasion.

Bruce Stokes |

Argument

The Georgian Defense

Putin's Ukrainian gambit has transformed the geopolitical chessboard in Eastern Europe. Here's how NATO should respond.

Michael Cecire |

Argument

Sorry, Putin Isn't Crazy

Why Russians have good reason to suspect the West's motives in Ukraine.

Jeffrey Tayler |

Argument

Condemned to Repeat It

Why Washington's foreign policymakers desperately need to study up on their history.

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

Bringing the Pain

Can sanctions hurt Putin enough to make him give up Crimea?

Daniel W. Drezner |

COLUMN

Convenient Amnesia

John Kerry in the time machine.

Matt Bors |

Argument

Old Habits Die Hard

A crackdown on the press bodes ill for Burma's reforms.

Hanna Hindstrom |

Report

Market Correction

The Obama administration hoped global markets would punish Russia. It's not happening.

Elias Groll |

Argument

The Powerless Peacemaker

Don't count on Obama pressuring Bibi to make peace in the Middle East. He isn’t -- and he can’t.

Aaron David Miller |