As U.S. presidential candidates talk tough on ISIS and blast Obama for the Iran deal, their grandstanding on international politics could have real-world repercussions -- and soon.
It's budget season in Washington, which means it's time for yet another round of hysterics over long-known defense budget cuts.
There’s no sense in pretending a billion-dollar budget windfall is coming — it’s not.
Why deploying an American-led global army against the Islamic State would be a really bad idea.
The State Department needs to stop peddling the same old, stagnant plans and propose a worthwhile strategy for how to handle the world’s problems.
A military-first foreign policy didn’t work for the last Republican administration, and it’s not going to work for any of the party’s gun-totin’ presidential hopefuls.
Gordon Adams is a professor of international relations at American University's School of International Service and is a distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center. From 1993 to 1997, he was the senior White House budget official for national security.