U.S. Foreign Policy
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.
Vladimir Putin could be the perfect gift to an American president desperately in need of a foe.
Putin's rationale for invading Crimea sounds a lot like Reagan's for invading Grenada.
It’s the crowning achievement of her tenure as secretary of state, and it’s unraveling at the seams.
Five ways to tell the Middle East peace process is in big trouble.
Why looking crazy can be an asset when you’re staring down the Russians.
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.
Why the United States needs to think twice before calling Ukraine an ally.
Russians are celebrating Crimea's return. The West is bent on punishing Moscow. And Ukrainians are feeling more besieged than ever.
Is Obama's groupthink guru (and Amb. Samantha Power's husband) opening a window on White House dysfunction?
Obama might be risk averse, but there are at least five scenarios in which he might use military force in the Middle East.
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.
President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.
Why President Obama doesn't understand Eisenhower's lessons of war, pushback, and how to deal with thuggish regimes.