Terms of Engagement
List of Terms of Engagement articles
Obama’s Pacific Wager
The White House is gambling America's global standing on a trade deal with Asia. Don't bet on Congress to get it done.
The Syrian Game-Changer
Why the shocking rise of al Qaeda is scrambling the war, ripping up the playbook, and turning enemies into partners.
Our Promised Land
How the beautiful, painful, and problematic birth of Israel mirrors modern America's moral ambiguity.
The Bear Hug
Vladimir Putin is cheering Ukraine's stiff-arm to Europe. But can Kiev also keep Russia at arm's length?
‘The Worst of the Worst’
A U.S. ally is treating a would-be nation as a prison camp -- and we're doing nothing about it.
Et Tu, Menendez?
Why Democrats beating Tehran down with additional sanctions and zero enrichment guarantees could backfire, badly.
The Global War on Thinking Bad Thoughts
Can America really win the battle against Islamic extremism?
Imperial Understretch and the Fall of Great Powers
The sad, dangerous lessons of America's budget standoff.
Can Syrian moderates prove they'd do a better job of governing liberated areas than the Islamist opposition?