U.S. Foreign Policy
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.
How the United States can pull Sudan and South Sudan back from the brink of disaster.
How big goals and low bandwidth scuppered Obama's overburdened foreign policy agenda.
Meet the Putin cronies and Ukrainian collaborators at the top of the Obama administration’s sanctions target list.
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.
Twenty years ago, the United States and Europe failed the people of Bosnia. Here's how they can do better this time in Ukraine.
In squabbling over aid to Ukraine, the GOP is only making America more feckless and impotent.
Western publics have little appetite for getting tough on Putin for Moscow's Crimean invasion.
Putin's Ukrainian gambit has transformed the geopolitical chessboard in Eastern Europe. Here's how NATO should respond.
Why Russians have good reason to suspect the West's motives in Ukraine.
Why Washington's foreign policymakers desperately need to study up on their history.
The Obama administration hoped global markets would punish Russia. It's not happening.
Don't count on Obama pressuring Bibi to make peace in the Middle East. He isn’t -- and he can’t.
Why President Obama's mealymouthed response to Ukraine only invites Putin's aggression.
Obama gambled that U.S. power would trump Russia's interests in Ukraine. He was wrong.
When powerful democracies intervene in a troubled society, what is it that they want: democracy or liberalism?
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.
Mexican society is reeling from an epidemic of organized crime. But now it faces another challenge: taking its economy to the next level.
Obama is wrestling with Iran, Syria and Israel -- what happened to all the big stuff?
Bob Gates wrestled the defense budget back from the Joint Chiefs. Chuck Hagel is handing it back.