U.S. Foreign Policy

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 F. 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 |

Argument

The Language of Fools

Why President Obama's mealymouthed response to Ukraine only invites Putin's aggression.

Ted Cruz |

COLUMN

No Contest

Obama gambled that U.S. power would trump Russia's interests in Ukraine. He was wrong.

Stephen M. Walt |

COLUMN

Unrealistic Expectations

When powerful democracies intervene in a troubled society, what is it that they want: democracy or liberalism?

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

Big Adjustment

Five things Richard Stengel should know about his new job.

Jonathan E. Kaplan |

Argument

This Debate Has Been Redacted

A new report details the awful civilian casualties inflicted by American drones, but the arguments over the weapons' use have begun to feel grimly familiar.

Sarah Knuckey |

Argument

Mexico on the Brink

Mexican society is reeling from an epidemic of organized crime. But now it faces another challenge: taking its economy to the next level.

Shannon K. O'Neil |

COLUMN

Is the United States Playing 'Small Ball'?

Obama is wrestling with Iran, Syria and Israel -- what happened to all the big stuff?

Stephen M. Walt |

The Spendagon

The Men Who Really Run the Pentagon

Bob Gates wrestled the defense budget back from the Joint Chiefs. Chuck Hagel is handing it back.

Winslow Wheeler |

Argument

Modi Comes in From the Cold

The United States is finally cracking open the door to India's probable next leader. But it’s now on his terms.

Zahir Janmohamed |