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Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

Bill de Blasio

The powerful right-wing lobby doesn’t represent most American Jews, and it’s no longer the only game in town.

Flags

The Obama administration's strategic rebalance is really just a retreat. 

Egyptian flag

The country is awash in conformist state worship, fueled by the shrill narrative of a war on terror. 

SIGINT map

One key goal of NSA surveillance of world leaders is not US national security but political blackmail—as it has been since 1898.

US Special forces

The deployment of US Special Operations forces is a growing form of overseas power projection.

John Kerry

The bill now being pushed by the neocons and AIPAC could destroy the most promising developments in a decade.

Relinquishing privacy and transparency has stifled genuine public debate about the goals of our policy and left us both stupid and weak.

Wreckage of a Drone Strike in Yemen

Why are so many of our “surgical” strikes going so terribly wrong?

SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel

Can they survive another grand coalition with Angela Merkel’s CDU—and is it too late to rejuvenate the party that once subordinated capitalism to the public good?

Blogs

They’re trying. But the White House is fighting back, sort of.

October 30, 2013

Three Pakistanis put a face to America's drone wars on Capitol Hill Tuesday. 

October 29, 2013

Diplomacy first, on Iran, Syria and Israel-Palestine has it about right. If it’s real.

October 29, 2013

And The New York Times reports that terror and panic grip broad populations in targeted areas.

October 22, 2013

Saudi Arabia breaks with the United States over Syria policy.

October 22, 2013

An Obama diplomatic offensive on Afghanistan is long overdue.

October 21, 2013

A deal is in reach, if the Obama administration has the guts to pull it off.

October 16, 2013

Does the Obama administration have the savvy it needs?

October 14, 2013

The White House has no leverage when it comes to reshaping Egypt after the July coup d’état.

October 10, 2013

Obama’s no-show at APEC underlines America’s decline in influence in East Asia.

October 9, 2013