U.S. Foreign Policy

Argument

The Snowden Sideshow

If you think U.S.-Russian relations are bad now, think back to 2008.

Samuel Charap |

Argument

Vlad the Impaler

Obama may have canceled a summit, but when it comes to power politics there's only one master.

Kori Schake |

Investigation

Inside Yemen's Shadow War Arsenal

The U.S. has spent hundreds of millions fighting Yemen's terrorists. What did it buy, really?

Gordon Lubold |

Micah Zenko

Walking Loudly and Carrying a Big Stick

Why women are less inclined to start wars.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Green Water

Can the U.S. Navy win the eco-arms race?

Ray Mabus |

Argument

How We Lost Yemen

The United States used the Pakistan playbook on Yemen's terrorists. It didn't work.

Gregory D. Johnsen |

Dept Of Secrets

Venting and Complaining

How the United States and the Soviet Union tried to conceal the problem of radioactive leaks from underground nuclear tests.

William Burr |

Argument

Escalation Cause

How the Pentagon's new strategy could trigger war with China.

David Gompert |

Report

The Mensch

How Chuck Hagel went from 'Jewish lobby' target to Israel's buddy.

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

The Diplomatic Doldrums

How is the State Department ever going to get a bigger budget if Congress isn’t clear about what it actually does?

Nicholas Kralev |

Argument

Calm Before the Storm

John Kerry’s Pakistan trip might be all smiles and handshakes, but there’s a crisis brewing beneath the surface.

Michael Kugelman |

Argument

Out in the Open

Why America needs to declassify its foreign policy.

Sen. Bob Corker |

Reality Check

Experts, Shmexperts

Let's not be so quick to prejudge Caroline Kennedy's appointment as U.S. ambassador to Japan.

Aaron David Miller |

Putinology

Below the Radar

Worried about how Edward Snowden will affect President Obama's visit to Russia next month? Moscow isn't.

Anna Nemtsova |

The List

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Campaign Donors Closer

Caroline Kennedy is hardly the first campaign bundler to be rewarded with a plum diplomatic position.

J. Dana Stuster |

Marc Lynch

As Good As It Gets

Why Washington's policy toward Cairo is pretty spot on (except for a few things).

Marc Lynch |

David Rothkopf

Tokyo Drift

Naming Caroline Kennedy ambassador to Japan sends a terrible message about America.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Prepare for the Worst

It's already time to start planning for what happens if the Middle East peace talks fall apart.

Natan B. Sachs |

Argument

The Peace Process Is Back

The cynics may not believe it, but Kerry's push to get Israelis and Palestinians talking could actually work.

Daniel Levy |

Argument

A Terrorist by Any Other Name

The E.U. finally decided to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization. Why won't the U.N.?

Benjamin Weinthal |

Argument

Go Big or Go Home

If the United States wants its Middle East mojo back, it's going to have to pay to play.

Daniel Byman |

Micah Zenko

If Trayvon Were Pakistani…

Why isn't Obama outraged about a drone war based on profiling?

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Strangling Hamas

With Middle East peace talks coming and the Muslim Brotherhood on the rocks, now’s the time to bankrupt Gaza’s Islamists.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Gordon Adams

Taxed Americana

Why the United States needs to get out of the 'indispensable nation' business.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean

Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war?

James Stavridis |

Marc Lynch

They Hate Us, They Really Hate Us

When anti-Americanism is this popular in Egypt, Washington should stay as far away as it can.

Marc Lynch |

By Other Means

The Case for American Propaganda

Complain all you want. But Uncle Sam produces better journalism than most of you yahoos.

Rosa Brooks |

Lab Report

The Contenders

In Burma, the struggle for power is entering a risky new phase.

Gwen Robinson |