How the Evangelical Christians, Rice Lobby, and Cuba's Economy All Just Got What They Wanted

Ever since the Cuban Revolution of 1959, every U.S. president has engaged in dialogue with Cuba to try to normalize relations. But for President Barack ...


When it Comes to Foreign Policy, Is Jeb Bush His Brother’s Keeper?

Jeb Bush wants to get into the GOP presidential race. But on foreign policy matters, he'll have to escape his brother's long shadow.


All John Kerry Wants for Christmas Is an Israel Without Bibi

But if the United States plays politics in Israel’s spring election, it’s possible no one will get what they want next year.


China’s First Great Tiger Hunt

What Chairman Mao's takedown of the "King of the Northeast" tells us about Xi Jinping's purges.


Land of the Rising Grandson

Can Shinzo Abe convince Japan’s voters that the path to future glory lies in the imperial past?


Praying Politics in Modi’s India

The nationalist BJP government has promised to rebuild the temple of Ram, a fiery point of contention for Hindus and Muslims. But it's not doing so ... for a surprising reason.

Tea Leaf Nation

Did Hong Kong’s Protests Do ‘Permanent’ Damage?

6 charts that show how well the city weathered Occupy Central.

Best Defense

Some thoughts on the problem of politicians in the National Guard

By Lindsay P. Cohn Warrior, Ph.D., and Jessica D. Blankshain, Ph.D. Best Defense guest columnists In a year of divisive midterm elections with the Senate ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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