Thank You, Jimmy Carter
Restoring the reputation of America’s most underrated foreign-policy president.
Who’s Afraid of Judith Shklar?
Meet the American philosopher who showed that Western politics could only move forward by first taking a step backward.
The Trump-Putin Summit’s Potential Nuclear Fallout
When the U.S. and Russian presidents meet in Helsinki, the biggest risk won't be on everyone's radar.
What a Secret Cold War Game of Nuclear Hide-and-Seek Teaches Us About North Korean Verification
Making sure that Pyongyang actually destroys its nuclear weapons may be impossible.
I Knew the Cold War. This Is No Cold War.
Everyone's favorite historical analogy makes for disastrous foreign policy today.
I’m Sorry for Creating the ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’
I was the first to write about Russia’s infamous high-tech military strategy. One small problem: it doesn't exist.
The State Department Needs Rehab
American diplomacy is losing its battle with the Trump administration — but it can still win the war.
Globalization Has Created a Chinese Monster
Xi Jinping's dictatorship isn't what the end of history was supposed to look like.
Grand Strategy Is Overrated
Why President Trump shouldn’t necessarily heed the long-term vision of his own National Security Strategy.
There’s Still No Reason to Think the Kellogg-Briand Pact Accomplished Anything
Sorry, liberals — just saying "no" to war doesn’t stop it.
Great Powers Are Defined by Their Great Wars
Even the most rational leaders are influenced by the power of collective memory.
The Secret History of Diplomats and Invisible Weapons
The alleged use of a “sound weapon” against U.S. Embassy officials in Cuba harks back to a Cold War medical mystery.
Is the U.S. Ready for Russia’s Largest Military Exercises Since the Cold War?
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland are bracing for the appearance of up to 100,000 Russian troops in Belarus and western Russia.
Duterte’s Death Squads Were Born in America’s Cold War
The Philippines' new "war on drugs" is claiming thousands of lives. But the culture of vigilante violence started with anti-communism.
The Bookshelf: FP Staffers Review the New Releases
Just in time for the holiday break, FP returns to reviewing new and upcoming titles on all aspects of international affairs.
The World Is Even Less Stable Than It Looks
Chaos is spreading – and that’s even before getting to America’s lack of competent leadership.
The Pear Who Ate Germany
Helmut Kohl was an unlikely political heavyweight, but his relentless drive helped put East and West back together.
Making the Middle East Worse, Trump-Style
American presidents have generally been pretty good at botching things in the Middle East, but this one is winning at it.
Book Talk: How the U.S. Government Plans to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die
Garrett Graff’s "Raven Rock" and the ugly truth about the continuity of government in the event of nuclear war.