U.S. Foreign Policy
Meet the social worker turned nuclear negotiator who's trying to keep Iran from getting the bomb.
Why can't we get rid of nukes the same way we got rid of chemical weapons?
How this Wittgenstein sketch explains the Somalia SEAL raid.
Why America needs to fix its problems at home before messing around in Asia.
When it comes to assessing the success of the war on terror, there's a lot we just don't know.
Does the U.S. stand a chance against Tehran, the nimble, canny free agent of nuclear negotiations?
From Vietnam to Syria, the appalling history of U.S. efforts to end wars by creating stalemate.
A dozen bold suggestions for the Obama administration to recover its mojo -- fast.
Can anyone stop the radicalization of Syrian rebels?
The far-out, incredibly earnest argument for why the U.S. should merge with its northern neighbor.
Does coercive diplomacy actually work? Don't let the popular narrative on Syria fool you.
How a small gaggle of thickheaded Republicans could derail the entire global economy for a decade.
It's not Obamacare or the shutdown that's the problem -- it's the lack of American leadership.
Blame profits, politics -- and a huge growth in secrecy-obsessed institutions.
A Rosa Brooks PSA for furloughed employees.
While Washington focuses on Syria and Iran, Egypt looks headed for a dangerous and destabilizing insurgency.
Obama's diplomatic solution might not stop Assad's war, but it's far better than what airstrikes would have accomplished.
Civil-military relations haven't been this bad in decades.
Why the U.S. should grant Iranian journalists freedom to report, outside a 25-mile radius of New York.
Why a Meatloaf song should guide the U.S. approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel-Palestine.