U.S. Foreign Policy
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.
Forget Rouhani. Iran's hard-line Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei might actually be open to a nuclear deal with America.
Japan's defense minister talks to Foreign Policy.
It's not just that Americans don't want to go to war against Assad -- it's that they know America's not good at going to war anymore.
Four reasons why presidents have pushed for nuclear cuts for decades -- and why there's no reason to stop now.
Why none of the plans for intervening in Syria actually tries to save civilians.
One reason why Western officials are being so nice to Moscow: They want Russia to destroy Syria's deadly arsenal on its own soil.
From Putin to pundits, here are the 10 winners and losers of the U.S.-Russian deal on Syria’s chemical weapons.
The Sabermetric spat about whether it's important for a president to appear "credible."
Some thoughts on the health and wealth of nations, and what needs to be done to help those left behind.
Never was so much B.S. presented to so many people in such a short text.
Don't be fooled: The United States is already knee-deep in the Syrian quagmire, and the opportunity costs are disturbing.
The numbers show that Republican isolationism -- and partisanship -- is growing.
It took a mix of religion, guile, and a stumbling Obama to pull it off.
America's politicians are abandoning their responsibilities in the Middle East. What follows could be very dangerous.
America needs to plot a middle path for military intervention.
Frustrated with Obama's Syria speech? Here are two better ones he could have given.