Obama’s Middle East Gamble
The president is trying to engage the troubled region on his own terms. Is that even possible?
Amateur HourThe letter 47 Republican senators sent to Iran is one of the most plainly stupid things a group of senators has ever done.
The Muddled MissionThe president’s foreign policy message was wise, even if the actual execution has often confused means and ends.
Rouhani’s Big GambleIran’s president is squaring off against his country’s hard-liners. We better hope he succeeds.
There’s No Way Bush and Cheney Didn’t KnowThe Senate Intelligence Committee suggests that the White House knew everything about the CIA’s torture program but the details.
Let’s Make a DealChina’s Xi Jinping seems to understand that with great power comes at least some responsibility.
A Creeping SensationIf he’s not careful, President Obama is about to be sucked into a wider war in the Middle East.
Obama Shouldn’t Bomb ISIS in SyriaWe have no strategy for intervening there, and no reason to think it will work.
The Real Scandal Behind Hillary Clinton’s EmailWe are losing a generation of historical records because the National Archives has failed to do its job.
Netanyahu’s Deadly GambitThe Israeli prime minister is insincere. The only outcomes that would please him are Iranian regime change or outright war.
Empty ThreatsWhy even a Republican-controlled Congress will give President Obama the authority to wage war.
The Best DefenseAshton Carter may be the right person to lead the Pentagon, but why was the shortlist of candidates so short?
Jaw-Jaw With IranWe are likely going to blow the deadline in the Iranian nuclear negotiations. But why not just keep talking?
Sins of OmissionCitizenfour is a fine documentary. Too bad the director glossed over some important details—and Edward Snowden didn’t gloss over more.
Eastern Contradictions There is an enormous gulf between what President Obama is saying about Ukraine and what he appears willing to do.
Obama’s Next MoveThe president just described ISIS as a threat to civilization. Now he must back up those words with action.