A Reasonable Iran?It’s hard to believe, but the U.S. and Iranian nuclear talks may be close to a historic breakthrough.
Will Iran Cut a Deal?Iranian President Hassan Rouhani doesn’t have a free hand, but Washington should take these nuclear talks as far as they can possibly go.
A Win-Win-Win for Everyone (Except the Syrians)The U.S.-Russian deal on Assad’s chemical weapons shows diplomacy is possible when interests converge.
Obama’s Guns of AugustPresident Obama will likely bomb Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria. Here is the logic—and limits—for the president’s plan of attack.
Who Leaked the Stuxnet Virus Story?Why retired Gen. James Cartwright is facing allegations—and could be the first higher-up to go down.
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?
A Royal PainSaudi Arabia’s differences with the Obama administration are tied to the kingdom’s weakening position in the world.
Take a Chance on IranPresident Obama would be crazy not to seize the opportunity that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has given him.
Your Move, PutinObama’s speech may not have sounded novel, but the president may have helped his cause in unexpected ways.
Obama’s in a Jam on SyriaHe has feeble international support, and he doesn’t know what he’s trying to accomplish.
False SummitsPresident Obama didn’t snub Putin. They never had a good reason for meeting in the first place.
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.