Most presidents struggle in their first year as commander in chief. But Donald Trump got tired of winning before he started.
Melvyn P. LefflerMelvyn P. Leffler is Compton Visiting Professor in World Politics at the Miller Center, University of Virginia. His latest book is Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920 - 2015 (Princeton University Press).
Families of Americans held in Iran appeal to White House to talk to Tehran.
Dan De LuceDan De Luce is Foreign Policy’s chief national security correspondent. He joined FP in June 2015 after working as Pentagon correspondent for Agence France-Presse. Prior to that, Dan reported for the Guardian from Iran until he was expelled by the regime in 2004. After the end of communist rule in Eastern Europe, Dan worked as a freelance journalist in Prague. He later covered the war in former Yugoslavia for Reuters from 1993 to 1995 before serving as Sarajevo bureau chief after the conflict. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dan lives in Washington with his wife, journalist and author Caitriona Palmer, and his four children.
As Republicans and Democrats abandon the middle ground, America’s two-party system is due for disruption.
Max BootMax Boot is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. His forthcoming book is “The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam.”