Obama’s Republican Foreign Policy Critics Don’t Understand How the World WorksThey seem to think that “hitting them hard” is the only way to get people to do things.
Why Saudi Arabia and Iran May Be Seeking a New CrisisThe Saudi royal family and Iranian hard-liners both could benefit from the tensions.
America’s New Know-NothingsThe Republican Party’s top presidential candidates proved that they know nothing about foreign policy.
Fighting the Last WarRobert Kagan’s ideas for defeating ISIS and restoring world order are sheer fantasy.
Hillary Clinton Missed Her Chance to Explain How She Would Defeat ISISIt’s the foreign policy question of our time, and she took a pass.
Why Is the American Military So Bad at Teaching Others How to Fight?The task goes far beyond what U.S. soldiers are trained to teach.
Shallow JebThe former Florida governor was supposed to be the GOP’s next foreign policy statesman. He just proved he’s not.
Obama’s Hard Diplomatic Work Was Quietly Vindicated This Week The quick release of the U.S. sailors by Iran shows the value of the president’s calm, even-keeled approach to foreign policy.
Obama Offers Honest Words About Hard TruthsThe president doesn’t have any magic solutions for defeating ISIS. And neither does anyone else.
Turkey ShootWhy the downing of the Russian warplane will make peace in Syria a more distant prospect.
Why This Weekend Could Be Crucial in the Fight Against ISISISIS has rarely had to fight on more than one front at a time. That may finally change.
Desperate MeasuresAn alliance with Russia and Iran was unthinkable just months ago. Now it’s only logical.
The GOP’s Make-Believe Foreign Policy WorldThe Republican Party’s presidential contenders offered fictions and fantasies at the second primary debate.
World WearyWhen it comes to foreign policy, the Republican Party’s presidential candidates are shockingly ill-informed.
Just PunishmentJonathan Pollard was one of the worst traitors of the 20th century. He deserved to languish as long as he did.