Our Best Weekend Reads
The U.S. State Department ramps up its fight against foreign propaganda, and international support is waning for the Venezuelan president.
Top Foreign-Policy Takeaways From Trump’s State of the Union
What the president said—and didn’t say—about America’s place in the world.
10 Things to Watch for in Trump’s Address to Congress
We'll offer our take on how we think he did later in the week.
Obama: The Last Year and the Legacy, Part 1
After seven years, it’s time for the president to bring American foreign policy out of the shadows.
Cheap Oil Means the State of the Union Is … Not Great
Crude oil’s plunge would have been cause for celebration in years past. But falling prices today are hammering many of the states that enjoyed oil-fueled economic boom years.
Thank Goodness There’s No Obama Doctrine
American presidents have spent decades laying out grand strategies for handling the world. They haven’t worked.
Why Obama’s push to build a legacy relationship with Iran is only going to end in heartache.
Keeping Score on Obama’s State of the Union Address
A reality-check of the promises inside the president's speech.
The Opportunity Obama Missed in the State of the Union
President Obama’s address showed he just isn’t that interested in governing.
Watch (and Read) Live: The State of the Union
Watch the State of the Union speech live and read the transcript of the prepared remarks.
The Obama Legacy and the Next Two Years
Is Obama’s foreign-policy legacy anything worth crowing about?
Obama’s ‘Mission Unaccomplished’ Moment
The president didn’t want to talk about Iraq during the State of the Union, but the Islamic State's gains left him no choice.
Talking to a House Divided
Can President Obama get a GOP Congress to play ball on his foreign-policy priorities?
FP’s Handy State of the Union Viewing Guide
This will be one of Obama’s last State of the Unions, and one of the most challenging.
If George Washington Were Alive, He’d be Reading Your Email
What James Madison (and the rest of the Founding Fathers) would have thought of the NSA and Edward Snowden.