Decades of marginalizing countries we don't see eye to eye with has gotten the United States nowhere. It's time to engage.
Why the Republican-dominated Congress isn’t going to pass the appropriations bills we need to actually run the government.
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.