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Libyan rebels

The US plan to create another armed group to inject into Libya’s fractious sea of competing militias is going forward—and is fraught with peril.

US Army

If you want to know what US forces are doing in Africa, it helps to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business.

Israel

Many Israelis, Netanyahu included, were never serious about seeking a two-state solution in the peace negotiations.

Paul Singer

Paul Singer is one of the Republican Party’s most effective fundraisers—and a leading proponent of using military force against Tehran. 

Malaysia flight

Behind the scrim of the familiar and the empty, there lies a new, unnerving age that no one cares to focus on. 

Putin and Obama

In the name of ‘democracy,’ the West has unrelentingly moved its military, political and economic power ever closer to post-Soviet Russia.

BP spill

Senior politicians in both parties have become so intoxicated by the idea of an American surge in energy production that they have lost their senses.

Special Forces

The officers running secret operations there have been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today." 

Bellicose posturing could lead to disaster. The only way out is through diplomacy.

Blogs

It’s time to ask hard questions about why the U.S. still hasn’t learned its lesson on nation building abroad. 

October 17, 2012

Dick Cheney says: “I worship the ground that Paul Ryan walks on.” No wonder. They’re foreign-policy twins.

October 14, 2012

Ryan's flailing fearmongering at last night's debate will likely fall flat with war-weary voters. 

October 12, 2012

Al Qaeda is nearly gone, and the war in Afghanistan is nearly over. 

October 11, 2012

Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta spews happy talk at a NATO meeting.

October 10, 2012

The GOP candidate’s necon foreign policy would move America backwards. 

October 9, 2012

On Monday, Mitt Romney contradicted his own stated positions on foreign policy issues. That’s because he cares only about politices, not policy.

October 8, 2012

Not every scenario coming out of Iran's economic crisis is a good one.

October 5, 2012

Romney uses scaremongering language to rally xenophobic voters and conservative Jews.

October 1, 2012

The president kowtows to GOP criticism on foreign policy.

September 25, 2012