The incoherence of Washington's Syria policy is a symptom of its failure to define a new role in the world.
Tehran and Moscow are becoming the arbiters of the Middle East — and Israel’s relationship with both is growing increasingly tense.
Administration officials defended their position, but lawmakers weren’t happy with their answers.
America finally has a president who grasps the basic logic of offshore balancing in the Middle East.
There's only one way to accomplish all of America's goals in Syria: cooperating with Russia.
The Trump administration's latest missile strikes in Syria were never going to accomplish anything. But the show must go on.
Airstrikes against Syria may galvanize support against the United States.
The United States is pursuing a worst-of-both-worlds mix of hawkish confrontation and strategic retrenchment.
U.S. is “locked and loaded” for more strikes, but only if Assad uses chemical weapons.
The U.S. stance on Russia may have reached a post-Cold War high point.
Critics of overseas development assistance say it's a waste. The evidence shows that investments in public health enhance stability and security.
Democratic foreign-policy veterans want answers from Trump’s pick for secretary of state.