Obama’s Pacific Wager
The White House is gambling America's global standing on a trade deal with Asia. Don't bet on Congress to get it done.
The Autocrat’s Emergency Bailout Fund
Are billions of dollars from Russia and the Gulf really worse than Western assistance?
The Syrian Game-Changer
Why the shocking rise of al Qaeda is scrambling the war, ripping up the playbook, and turning enemies into partners.
Our Promised Land
How the beautiful, painful, and problematic birth of Israel mirrors modern America's moral ambiguity.
The Bear Hug
Vladimir Putin is cheering Ukraine's stiff-arm to Europe. But can Kiev also keep Russia at arm's length?
‘The Worst of the Worst’
A U.S. ally is treating a would-be nation as a prison camp -- and we're doing nothing about it.
Et Tu, Menendez?
Why Democrats beating Tehran down with additional sanctions and zero enrichment guarantees could backfire, badly.
Washington’s Kid Gloves and Egypt’s Fist
Why has the Obama administration given up on speaking truth to the military rulers in Cairo?
The Global War on Thinking Bad Thoughts
Can America really win the battle against Islamic extremism?
Imperial Understretch and the Fall of Great Powers
The sad, dangerous lessons of America's budget standoff.
Can Syrian moderates prove they'd do a better job of governing liberated areas than the Islamist opposition?
The Test We’re Giving Iran Is Rigged
Why Obama has to go bigger, much bigger, in making a deal with Iran -- or be prepared for a messy failure.
As America ponders just how little to bomb Syria, both interests and responsibility are losing out to skepticism.