The Day Before the Renaissance
The only antidote for 100-days mania and 24-hour news cycles is to shift focus from the urgent to the important.
Obama’s ‘Don’t Do Stupid Shit’ Foreign Policy
From hope and change, to resets and pivots, to singles and doubles, to not sticking your finger in the electric socket. How far we've fallen.
As technological development shifts into hyperspeed, governments remain stuck in neutral.
The 2013 Top Ten List of Gifts (and Lumps of Coal) for World Leaders
Who was naughty, who was nice, and who isn't going to get what they want for Christmas this year.
It’s Not About Snowden — It’s About Madison
The jig is up for anyone who argues that the Constitution doesn't cover metadata.
Public officials from Beijing to D.C. are failing to rise to the world's challenges. That's where FP's Global Thinkers come in.
Mr. President, We Can Handle the Truth
Why it's time for the White House to get ahead of the NSA scandal.
How the biggest intelligence community scandal in modern memory and Washington's infamous Twitter troll expose the real D.C.
Sisyphus at the State Department
From Iran to Syria to Israel, can the United States keep pushing boulders up a hill?
It's not Obamacare or the shutdown that's the problem -- it's the lack of American leadership.
There’s Something to Be Said for the Peacemaker
How Obama's instincts actually prevailed in the Syria deal.
How the Loneliest Job in the World Got Even Lonelier
With his missteps on Syria, Obama has alienated just about everyone -- friends and frenemies alike.
And Now for Some Good News…
This might be the golden age of vice, but people are getting richer, freer, and more connected every day.