Obama’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.
“The Foundation of a Very Oppressive State”Why one of America’s top terrorism analysts thinks U.S. government surveillance has gone too far.
The Iraqi SpiralIraq is descending into civil war—again. But this time only Iraqis are in a position to call a truce.
Obama’s Post-9/11 WorldWhile the president said nothing new about drone strikes, he appears ready to take real risks to close Gitmo.
John McCain Don’t Know Much About HistoryWhen it comes to giving Obama advice about Syria, the senator has a shaky recollection of the past.
Seeing RedIf Syria has used chemical weapons against its own people and crossed Obama’s red line, how should the president respond?
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.
Fire James ClapperThe Director of National Intelligence lied to Congress about NSA surveillance. What else will he lie about?
Why James Rosen Is Not BlamelessThe Justice Department should not be chasing national security reporters. But those reporters have a responsibility, too.
Feeding the Hand That BitesCorruption is a huge problem for the U.S. in Afghanistan. So why is the CIA funding it?
How Vladimir Putin Could Help BostonThe Russian president offered to help in any way he could. Actually, he could do a lot of good.
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.