The Rehabilitation of David PetraeusHe was America’s top general. How does he plan to win hearts and minds this time?
Who’s Afraid of Kim Jong-un?Maybe we should be. What we don’t know about North Korea’s young leader may be the scariest thing of all.
Why Republicans Can No Longer Be Trusted on National SecurityBecause their leaders have become shallow, ignorant, and totally unserious on the issue that matters most.
Missing the MarkThe Senate Intelligence Committee blew its chance for an important debate on drone strikes in the Brennan hearing.
The Real Reason Republicans Hate HagelIt has more to do with President Obama than the former senator from Nebraska.
Susan Rice SurrendersBut it may be Obama’s foreign policy—not Sen. John McCain—that wins in the end.
The Ridiculous Attack on Susan RiceMcCain and his allies are only going to hurt themselves by ganging up against her.
The Right Response to the Libya and Egypt AttacksWhich politicians responded forcefully and eloquently, and which ones smirked?
Condoleezza Rice Has a Lot of NerveThe former secretary of state presided over a failure. She has no business lecturing Obama on international politics.
The Coming Collapse of the Middle East?The regions’s borders have long been artificial. The war in Iraq accelerated their demise.
The Art of CyberwarIf Beijing was going to threaten the United States with a cyberattack, how would it do it?
Obama’s Foreign EntanglementsThe president didn’t offer a foreign-policy blueprint. It was more of a sketch.
Inquisitor McCainThe senator asked Chuck Hagel many questions about the surge in Iraq. Too bad he wasn’t interested in a real answer.
The Wrong Man for the JobPresident Obama may ask John Kerry to lead the Pentagon. If he does, the senator should politely decline.
What the Cuban Missile Crisis Should Teach UsFifty years later, this famous moment of Cold War history remains strangely misunderstood.
Diminishing ReturnsOur efforts in Afghanistan were probably doomed from the start. But now it’s over.