Foreign Policy

The Media Is Desperate for an Obama-Clinton Feud. Get Ready for a Letdown.
August 14, 2014

Obama and Clinton disagree on foreign policy, but what else?

Hillary Clinton Has Made Her First Major Blunder of the 2016 Campaign
She'd better hope Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren weren't paying attention
August 12, 2014

Hillary Clinton's criticism of Obama's foreign policy could jeopardize her 2016 chances.

ISIL Could Become the Voice of Sunnis If We Don't Find a Way to Stop It Soon
August 11, 2014

Without more support, terrified Sunnis will feel they have no other choice. 

Ending the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is No Longer a Vital American Interest
August 10, 2014

Why Obama and Kerry have failed to end the war in Gaza.

The U.S. Airstrikes in Northern Iraq Are All About Oil
August 08, 2014

Here's the real reason Obama is sending warplanes back to Iraq.

John Kerry's First Peace Effort in Israel and Palestine Failed, But Now He Needs to Try Again
July 09, 2014

Can the United States end the cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians?

The Middle East That France and Britain Drew Is Finally Unravelling
And there's very little the U.S. can do to stop it
June 26, 2014

Now that map is crumbling.

How Bad Can the Iraq Situation Get? An Expert Weighs In.
An Interview with Thomas E. Ricks
June 24, 2014

“What if everything that has happened in Iraq since 2003 is just preamble to the main event?” 

The Supreme Court Deals Radical Conservatives a Foreign-Policy Setback
And hardly anyone notices
June 09, 2014

And hardly anyone notices.

Obama's New Guidelines for War Don't Provide Much Guidance on Iran and Syria
May 28, 2014

The speech was a valuable retreat from mindless saber-rattling, but it didn’t provide much guidance to West Point's cadets or foreign policy planners in Washington.