U.S. Foreign Policy
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.
Why avoiding errors in foreign policy isn't the same as getting hits.
The CIA wants to use fingerprint scanners and GPS devices to make sure Syria's rebels target Assad -- not the West.
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.