U.S. Foreign Policy
Five big consequences of the president's call to let Congress decide about America's Syrian intervention.
As America ponders just how little to bomb Syria, both interests and responsibility are losing out to skepticism.
Obama's been wise to not get involved in Syria. But now comes the tricky part.
No matter where you look in the world, American words don't match American deeds.
When people say the U.S. needs to control events abroad better, this is what they really mean.
Yes, we now have confirmation that the CIA was behind Iran's 1953 coup. But the agency hardly stopped there.
The agency finally owns up to its role in the 1953 operation.
For an infamous danger zone, Marib province is beautiful, ancient, and, at times, remarkably peaceful.
Obama may have canceled a summit, but when it comes to power politics there's only one master.
The U.S. has spent hundreds of millions fighting Yemen's terrorists. What did it buy, really?
The United States used the Pakistan playbook on Yemen's terrorists. It didn't work.
How the United States and the Soviet Union tried to conceal the problem of radioactive leaks from underground nuclear tests.
How is the State Department ever going to get a bigger budget if Congress isn’t clear about what it actually does?
John Kerry’s Pakistan trip might be all smiles and handshakes, but there’s a crisis brewing beneath the surface.