As Disrupter in Chief, Trump is No Nixon
The real question for the new administration is whether disruption and unpredictability can be hitched to constructive strategic goals.
Obama’s Farewell to Journalists (and America): ‘Good Luck’
In his final press conference as president, Obama called for distinguishing between political disagreements and challenging the core values of society.
Trump’s National Security Team Is Missing in Action
Trump’s train wreck of a transition stumbles into office with key vacancies in top positions and wracked by infighting.
Nation’s Top General Says He Has ISIS War Options Ready for Trump
But Russia still remains the biggest competitor to the United States
A Right-wing Politician Says Germany Should Stop Atoning For Nazi History, And Outrage Ensues
But cries of fury from politicians may only boost the AfD’s anti-establishment image
Why Obama Made the Wrong Call on Chelsea Manning
Extending legal reasoning appropriate to our civilian society into the military in ways that don’t align with the purposes of military activity corrodes the military’s ability to serve its function.
The National Security Hole at the Heart of the Trump Transition
Thousands of key policymakers — from State to the Department of Defense — still need to be appointed to new positions. But nothing’s happening.
Brits, Beware of Trumps Bearing Trade Deals
Brexiteers celebrating the president-elect’s promise of a quick agreement with the U.S. should watch what they wish for.
Trump’s U.N. Pick in ‘Alternative Universe’ From Boss
From the importance of alliances to maintaining sanctions on Russia, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley shows daylight with Trump.
Obama Can Strike One Last Iran Deal
The fate of two Americans detained in Iran's notorious Evin Prison could hinge on the final days of the Obama administration.
Let Us Imagine How Melania Trump’s Bosnian Shoemaker Who Couldn’t Make the Inauguration Is Spending the Week
Walking, for a moment, in the shoemaker's shoes.
Davos Diary 2: Say It Ain’t So, Joe
As Biden delivers his valedictory address at the World Economic Forum, we wonder what might have been.
Barack Obama Was a Foreign-Policy Failure
The 44th president of the United States promised to bring change but mostly drove the country deeper into a ditch.
When I think about morale at the CIA, I think about 2 things: Mission and family
Imagine having the job of your dreams. You look forward to work each morning and are filled with a tremendous sense of purpose. Then imagine that you get a new CEO who starts publicly trashing your organization to the entire world.
How to make State great again
The Obama administration’s conduct of foreign policy related to global conflict may have frustrated many, but it was both coherent and internally consistent.
We Are the Last Defense Against Trump
America's institutions weren't designed to resist a modern strongman. That leaves civil society.
Democratic Rep. Gabbard Makes Secret Trip to Syria
The Hawaii lawmaker, who has bucked both parties on the issue of Syria, met with government officials on a "fact-finding" mission.