Why the downing of the Russian warplane will make peace in Syria a more distant prospect.
Fighting the Last WarRobert Kagan’s ideas for defeating ISIS and restoring world order are sheer fantasy.
Hillary Clinton Missed Her Chance to Explain How She Would Defeat ISISIt’s the foreign policy question of our time, and she took a pass.
Why Is the American Military So Bad at Teaching Others How to Fight?The task goes far beyond what U.S. soldiers are trained to teach.
Shallow JebThe former Florida governor was supposed to be the GOP’s next foreign policy statesman. He just proved he’s not.
The State of the Surveillance StateAmerica isn’t defenseless without the Patriot Act, and the revised law won’t hurt national security, either.
Mend It, Don’t End ItCongress will limit the NSA’s ability to track our phone calls, not put a stop to it.
The Yemen TrapThe civil war in Yemen is a messy power struggle that will likely get worse before it gets better.
Why This Weekend Could Be Crucial in the Fight Against ISISISIS has rarely had to fight on more than one front at a time. That may finally change.
Desperate MeasuresAn alliance with Russia and Iran was unthinkable just months ago. Now it’s only logical.
The GOP’s Make-Believe Foreign Policy WorldThe Republican Party’s presidential contenders offered fictions and fantasies at the second primary debate.
World WearyWhen it comes to foreign policy, the Republican Party’s presidential candidates are shockingly ill-informed.
Just PunishmentJonathan Pollard was one of the worst traitors of the 20th century. He deserved to languish as long as he did.
The NSA Debate We Should Be HavingThe spy agency is neither reformed nor toothless. But there is something that we should be talking about.
Iraq’s Least Worst OptionsIf we want to defeat ISIS, we are going to have to accept some outcomes we don’t like.
Death From AboveAnne Hathaway’s new one-woman play explores the frightening future of the drone wars.
Putin’s Hard SellWhy the Russian leader’s offer to sell missiles to Iran just made the nuclear deal more attractive.