Does the Military Need a Micromanager?
The Trump White House has delegated enormous responsibility to the Pentagon to look after itself, with predictable results.
They Who Must Not Be Named
The administration's reasons for not releasing who's on the list of America's enemies in the war on terror are getting ridiculous.
Cloudy With a Chance of Conflict
We asked 1,200 U.S. government officials and experts what they were most worried about in 2014. Here's what they said.
President Obama's National Security Strategy aims to prevent the emergence of wars. So why won't the White House get behind its own strategy?
Shouting ‘9/11’ in a Crowded Internet
Why the NSA's 'we keep you safe from terrorists' rationale is bogus.
Two Cheers For America’s Restraint in the Drone War
If Washington launched targeted strikes everywhere its 'partners' asked it to, the war on terror would be totally out of control.
Estimated Recovery Time
Will the self-inflicted political wound of the U.S. government shutdown ever heal?
The Known Unknowns of Counterterrorism Ops
When it comes to assessing the success of the war on terror, there's a lot we just don't know.
Threat of Failure
Does coercive diplomacy actually work? Don't let the popular narrative on Syria fool you.
Responsibility to Protect?
Why none of the plans for intervening in Syria actually tries to save civilians.
A Translation Guide to Foreign Policy Gibberish
Wondering what is meant by 'all options are on the table'? A spokesperson will 'look into that' for you.
When people say the U.S. needs to control events abroad better, this is what they really mean.
Obama’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Syria Strategy
If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.