List of COLUMN articles
Japan Has Enough Plutonium to Make Thousands of Nukes
Tokyo doesn't want the bomb, but it doesn't know what to do with the fuel stockpile.
10 Things World Leaders Are Thankful For
Why Angela Merkel is thinking of France, Khamenei is grateful for Lindsey Graham, and why China isn’t disappointed the United States is back in Iraq.
Budget Blunders and Funding Follies
Hagel's push from the Pentagon was about more than just ISIS and White House politics.
Indians Don’t Hate Foreigners and Their Money Anymore
But can Prime Minister Modi capitalize on the changing winds and let foreign firms help build his “Make in India” economy?
The Iran Nuke Extension Is a Death Sentence
With an angry GOP Congress ready to levy new sanctions and a new generation of Iranian centrifuges spinning up, we can't wait another four months.
Can China’s Central Bank Ever Be Independent?
Why Beijing's interest rate cut is a red flag for economists.
The Fall Guy
Getting rid of Hagel is not a cure for what ails Obama's national security team -- it's a symptom of the disease.
The threat posed by the Islamic State to the United States is being overblown to a dangerous -- and untruthful -- degree. So why are we letting our government officials get away with it?
The Catch-22 of Barack Obama
Dealing with Congress could drive anyone nuts, but with his immigration move, Obama is crazy like a fox.
Apply the Rigor of Investing to Foreign Aid
There's a reason Americans are confused about the value of overseas development assistance. And there's also a fix -- if the State Department gets serious about the next QDDR.
It’s Time to Start Giving a Shit About Toilets
Don't snicker: Open defecation is one of the world's most stubborn problems. And the inability to adopt even Victorian-era sanitation is keeping India from being a superpower.
I’m Back From Liberia and Under a (Self-Imposed) Quarantine in Brooklyn
Going from Monrovia to Belgium to New York meant enduring power outages, fever checks, Ebola questionnaires, and the hallway from hell.