11 Charts That Track the Weight of Foreign Policy in U.S. Primary Debates
Candidates have faced fewer global questions since the elections of 2004 and 2008, but China and trade have remained consistently popular topics.
John McCain Loved the Military Too Much
He was a hero in Vietnam, but he was too quick to advocate for future wars.
John McCain Was Always There for America
Remembrances of a hero the United States—and the Republican Party—will miss.
Leading Lawmakers Wonder Why Trump Is Dragging Feet on Russia Sanctions
McCain and Cardin ask Trump what’s taking so long.
This is Not a Eulogy for John McCain
McCain fervently believes in the ennoblement of caring about something bigger than your own interests.
John McCain Is a National Treasure
The Republican senator reflects the better aspects of what our democratic system can produce.
As Sanctions Bill Stalls, Lawmakers Highlight Russian Interference in Montenegro
Russia staged a failed coup in the small republic. Lawmakers worry they will try again.
Senate Pushes for More Russian Sanctions in Bipartisan Legislation
The legislation would codify Obama's most recent executive order sanctioning Russia.
McCain Doubles Down on Russia Position, ISIS Claims Credit for Istanbul Attack: The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead
On Eastern Europe, some senators signal they're standing their ground. Plus more to watch in the coming days.
Congress Just Passed a Watershed Human Rights Provision — Tucked Inside Its Defense Spending Bill
The Senate adopted the Global Magnitsky Act. Here’s how it came to be, and what it means for human rights and anticorruption efforts worldwide.
John McCain to Serve Sixth Term
John McCain thwarts a challenger and insults from his party's candidate to keep his Senate seat.
The Qualities of Command
The President of the United States has many responsibilities, but none is more important than Article Two of the Constitution’s charge that 'The President shall be Commander in Chief...' of our armed forces.
Rand Paul, Lone Among GOP Hawks, Drops Out of Presidential Race
2016 was supposed to be the year to run against intervention. Then ISIS happened.
The War Over Syria’s War Dead
Assad is routinely accused of murdering 250,000 of his own people. The only problem is that there’s no proof he did.
Pentagon: No, We Don’t Actually Have U.S. Troops Fighting in Syria
It was a tough day on Capitol Hill for the head is the U.S. Central Command
North Carolina Lawmaker Posts Photo Calling Obama an ‘Islamic Son of a Bitch’
A North Carolina lawmaker posts a photo accusing Obama of being Muslim, showing tin-hat theories about the president have yet to die.
5 Foreign-Policy Interviews That Will Most Make Us Miss Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart is ending a strong run of foreign-policy interviews.
That Time McCain and Clapper Purportedly Argued About Torture? It Never Happened.
Sen. John McCain and DNI James Clapper never argued about terrorism; McCain had the dust-up with Michael Hayden.
John McCain to James Clapper: Sorry for Saying You Wanted to Torture
Sen. McCain just walked back accusations that DNI James Clapper wanted to torture suspects.