That Was Definitely the JV DebateNeither Tim Kaine nor Mike Pence came across as presidential on Tuesday night.
Obama’s Last U.N. Address Was One of His Best SpeechesThe president asks world leaders to reject fundamentalism and racism and promote a civil society.
China Won’t Stop Kim Jong-un. The U.S. Must Stand Up to Both of Them.Sanctions won’t work. We can’t destroy his nukes. We can rattle a few sabers, however.
Turkey’s Incursion Into Syria Is the Last Thing We NeededThe civil war is already an intractable mess, and there are no easy ways out.
The Lessons of the DNC HackWe’ve been waiting almost 20 years for a cyberdefense strategy. We can’t afford to wait longer.
Cold War GamesThe DNC email hack shows that Vladimir Putin is trying to influence our presidential election.
The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Was Totally OverblownWe learned nothing new from the investigation or James Comey’s statement.
The Rehabilitation of David PetraeusA scandal cost him his post-Army dream job, but he’s building a new public life.
Trump the ChumpOf course Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un support the presumptive GOP nominee. He serves their interests.
Why the Middle East Is Still a Mess a Century After the Sykes-Picot AgreementIt’s just the delayed but inevitable result of the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
Ben Rhodes Needs Some Fresh AirWhy Obama’s foreign-policy adviser comes across as insular and self-centered in a New York Times Magazine profile.
What Cyberwar Against ISIS Should Look LikeThe strategy worked to great effect against Iraq insurgents.
Obama’s Secrecy ProblemWhile he complains that too much information is classified, his own administration has been hostile to openness and transparency.
Donald Trump Defended Putin, Had No ISIS Plan, and Was Stunningly Ignorant on IranHow can anyone possibly vote for him?
Well, That Was a Waste of TimeTrump told lies while Clinton delivered a mixed performance at the military forum.
Harmless SecretsRelax. There’s no reason to worry about the intelligence briefings Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are about to get.
The Terrorism Threat Goes Beyond ISISWinning the war in Iraq and Syria won’t stop attacks in Europe.
Reading Between the Lines of Obama’s Drone-Casualty ReportThe death toll is less significant than the fact we are dropping bombs outside of war zones in the first place.
The Hillary Clinton DoctrineHer response to the massacre in Orlando reveals the type of commander in chief she would be.
Hillary Clinton Just Kicked Trump in the ShinsAnd showed that she’s certainly tough enough for the long haul.
This Just In: The Vietnam War Is Still OverAnd now is the perfect time for Obama to lift the arms embargo.
Cold War TheaterThe U.S. and Russia are fighting about missile defense when they should be settling differences.
A Mess of ContradictionsDonald Trump’s foreign policy speech was even worse than his usual incoherent rambling.
We Are Going to War in Iraq Against ISISIt’s a small-scale conflict, but big questions about a political solution linger.
Russia’s Long History of CorruptionThe Panama Papers merely confirm what we’ve long suspected about Putin.