War Stories
March 1 2014 6:45 PMThere’s Nothing Obama Could Have Done to Stop Putin
Feb. 13 2014 5:43 PMHamid Karzai Isn’t CrazyHe’s a wily survivor whose main concern is watching his own back.
Jan. 14 2014 1:47 PMRobert Gates’ Primal ScreamThe furious, brilliant, bridge-burning memoir of the most effective cabinet secretary of our time.
Dec. 19 2013 5:24 PMMetadata Is Here to Stay. What Do We Do About It?
Oct. 28 2013 12:11 PMA Royal PainSaudi Arabia’s differences with the Obama administration are tied to the kingdom’s weakening position in the world.
Sept. 28 2013 6:45 AMBreaking Bad, Free Will, and Embracing Your Inner HipsterThe week’s most interesting Slate stories.
Sept. 20 2013 6:11 PMTake a Chance on IranPresident Obama would be crazy not to seize the opportunity that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has given him.
Sept. 10 2013 11:44 PMYour Move, PutinObama’s speech may not have sounded novel, but the president may have helped his cause in unexpected ways.
Aug. 30 2013 4:42 PMObama’s in a Jam on SyriaHe has feeble international support, and he doesn’t know what he’s trying to accomplish.
Aug. 22 2013 6:12 PMMyths About ManningWhy Chelsea Manning may get out of jail much sooner than you think.
Aug. 7 2013 3:42 PMFalse SummitsPresident Obama didn’t snub Putin. They never had a good reason for meeting in the first place.
July 30 2013 3:53 PMA Moderate VerdictThe Bradley Manning verdict and the failure of prosecutorial overreach.
July 12 2013 12:20 PMPyramid SchemeWhy $1.5 billion doesn’t buy Obama (or anyone else) that much influence in Egypt.
June 17 2013 6:04 PMObama’s Gamble in SyriaThe president needs to explain his objective in arming the Syrian rebels, and why he thinks it’s a risk worth taking.
June 7 2013 4:35 PM“The Foundation of a Very Oppressive State”Why one of America’s top terrorism analysts thinks U.S. government surveillance has gone too far.
Feb. 22 2014 12:28 PMThe Collapse of Ukraine’s Brief Hope for Peace?President Yanukovych flees Kiev as protesters take control of his palace. How far will Putin go to regain his grip? And will Obama try to stop him?
Jan. 17 2014 4:01 PMThe Three Ambitious NSA Reforms Endorsed by Obama, and the One He Rejected
Jan. 3 2014 2:54 PMWhy Snowden Won’t (and Shouldn’t) Get Clemency
Nov. 24 2013 1:37 AMWe Have a Deal With Iran. A Good One.It's everything Obama hoped to achieve in Geneva.
Oct. 16 2013 6:40 PMA Reasonable Iran?It’s hard to believe, but the U.S. and Iranian nuclear talks may be close to a historic breakthrough.
Sept. 27 2013 12:50 PMWill Iran Cut a Deal?Iranian President Hassan Rouhani doesn’t have a free hand, but Washington should take these nuclear talks as far as they can possibly go.
Sept. 14 2013 3:59 PMA Win-Win-Win for Everyone (Except the Syrians)The U.S.-Russian deal on Assad’s chemical weapons shows diplomacy is possible when interests converge.
Aug. 31 2013 3:49 PMObama’s GambleSeeking congressional approval for his Syria strike was risky and right.
Aug. 24 2013 4:59 PMObama’s Guns of AugustPresident Obama will likely bomb Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria. Here is the logic—and limits—for the president’s plan of attack.
Aug. 16 2013 3:48 PMStop Paying the GeneralsPresident Obama must cut off aid to Egypt’s military—now.
Aug. 2 2013 11:55 AMDamaged GoodsHow the NSA traveled down a slippery slope—and how it can regain Americans’ trust.
July 19 2013 6:28 PMIs It Too Late to Help Syria?The options were never good, but now they are far worse.
June 28 2013 5:28 PMWho Leaked the Stuxnet Virus Story?Why retired Gen. James Cartwright is facing allegations—and could be the first higher-up to go down.
June 11 2013 12:44 PMFire James ClapperThe Director of National Intelligence lied to Congress about NSA surveillance. What else will he lie about?
June 5 2013 2:12 PMThe Circle of TrustWhy Susan Rice will be the most powerful member of Obama’s foreign-policy team.

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