U.S. Foreign Policy
Why Obama's walking a thin tightrope getting the public on board for a Syrian intervention.
Wondering what is meant by 'all options are on the table'? A spokesperson will 'look into that' for you.
The four reasons it was inevitable that Obama would go to Congress on Syria.
As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?
Lawmakers trying to tie Syria to sequestration don't seem to realize we've already paid for this war.
Obama’s “limited” strikes are just the prelude to massive intervention in the Middle East. And Congress shouldn’t fall for it.
The morally conflicted world views of the two sons of Illinois.
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.