A Brand-New Plan for AfghanistanObama's troop withdrawal marks a dramatic—and risky—shift in strategy.
Arab SummerHow unstable will the Middle East's new democracies be?
Not Just a FigureheadWhat Osama Bin Laden's death means for al-Qaida and for U.S. relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan.
File Under: FailureHow did Obama's effort to make government more transparent go so wrong?
SuperpowerlessWhy the United States can't do as much as you think in Afghanistan and the Middle East.
Is Libya Like Kosovo?Let's hope so.
Don't Talk About the WarWhy didn't the Senate ask Gen. Petraeus a single hard question about Afghanistan?
Not Mincing WordsOn his way out the door, Robert Gates gives the military some refreshingly frank advice.
Do We Really Need More Submarines and Aircraft Carriers?The brewing battle over the defense budget.
Mubarak's BombshellThe president refuses to step down. What's next for Egypt? A coup? A revolution? A crackdown?
Does Egypt Prove Bush Right?No, his "freedom agenda" failed long before he left office.
Under the RadarDon't worry about China's new stealth fighter jet.
Political BrinksmanshipRepublicans picked a silly fight over START, and they lost badly.
The Tape Loop of HistoryA new play explains why wars in Afghanistan always end badly.
Diplomacy in ActionWhat the WikiLeaks documents tell us about the practice of foreign policy.
The White House Debates Afghanistan—AgainShould Obama withdraw a lot of troops or just a few; change the war strategy or stay the course?
Exit Gates With a WarningRobert Gates begs Americans to have an honest debate about defense spending.
Same Guys, New JobsWhy Obama's reshuffling of his national security team makes sense.
NATO's Last Mission?The military crisis in Libya highlights an existential crisis for NATO.
Obama Makes His CaseThe president's Libya speech was shrewd and sensible.
It's OnThe U.N. Security Council passed a resolution on Libya. What happens next?
No-Rush ZoneWhy Obama is taking his time deciding what to do about Libya.
What To Do About QaddafiHow Obama could turn the crisis in Libya to America's advantage.
Now What?No one, perhaps not even officers of the Egyptian armed forces, knows what the Egyptian armed forces will do next.
Know-It-AllDonald Rumsfeld may be even worse at writing a memoir than he was at being secretary of defense.
Obama's "Sputnik Moment"The lesson from the 1950s is that it takes more than private enterprise to revive American innovation. It takes lots of government spending.
Trimming the Pentagon's SailsSecretary Robert Gates' dramatic (but limited) plan to cut defense spending.
Glass Almost EmptyThe White House report on Afghanistan is very bleak indeed.
No More ExcusesJohn McCain has run out of reasons to block the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
Crazy Like a FoxWhat exactly is Hamid Karzai trying to accomplish with his latest comments?