The Underminer in ChiefTrump’s public smackdown of Tillerson makes it clear that the administration’s foreign policy dysfunction is getting dangerous.
Déjà Vu in North KoreaWhen North Korea shot down an American plane in 1969, the U.S. had no good options. Today, it would be even worse.
Trump’s Dark Vision for the WorldHis U.N. speech used his “America First” doctrine to justify dangerous hostility toward our enemies.
Harvard’s ShameThe Chelsea Manning and Michelle Jones debacles reveal the university’s poor judgment.
You’ll Miss the Administrative State When It’s GoneWe’re starting to see why it’s dangerous to leave so many government positions vacant.
Killing Terrorists Is Not a StrategyTrump’s Afghanistan speech gave little indication of how he plans to end America’s longest war.
Chain of ConfusionMilitary commanders’ rebuke of Trump after Charlottesville points to a crisis for civilian control of the military.
Brace Yourselves for Iran Deal RepealHow Trump could still blow up Obama’s crowning diplomatic achievement.
The Iran TrapTrump is stuck with Obama’s nuclear deal. And his efforts to undermine it can only help Tehran.
Trump Has Nothing to Offer EuropeHis performance at the G-20 showed he has no interest in leading the Western world.
Trump Meets PutinThis week, the president has to pull off the delicate feat of standing up to Russia without blowing up the relationship entirely. Worried yet?
Foreign Policy by TweetTrump is in no position to solve North Korea. We should be scared he will try.
Sorry, Trump, but Talking to North Korea Has WorkedThe president’s claim that negotiations are a waste of time ignores history.
Something in the AirA Cold War espionage incident could hold clues about what’s afflicting U.S. diplomats in Cuba.
Trump Has No Good Reason to Scrap the Iran DealThe reasons his administration has put forth are dishonest and will make us less secure.
Trump’s First U.N. Appearance Was a ClunkerBut why is the United Nations so worried about bureaucracy at a time like this?
It’s Time to Talk to North KoreaIf Pyongyang is a nuclear power, diplomacy is one of our best options, even if it doesn’t yield much.
Don’t Panic About North KoreaThe same logic that has prevented nuclear war for decades will work on Kim Jong-un.
Ugly History Shouldn’t Be BeautifulWhat Germany can teach the U.S. about remembering an ugly past without glorifying it.
The Real Nuclear OptionAmericans are disturbingly unbothered by the idea of striking first with nuclear weapons.
Trump’s Insecurity Is a Threat to Our SecurityThe president’s worries about his own illegitimacy have caused a rift with intelligence agencies.
With Trump, Flattery Will Get You EverywhereEmmanuel Macron gives a master class in pushing the president’s buttons.
Handshake in HamburgTrump got through his first meeting with Putin without any major gaffes, but the Russian president emerged as the winner.
The NSA’s Inadvertent Role in the Major Cyberattack on UkraineThe agency is watching as one of its hacking tools wreaks havoc.