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Rabaa

At first it was the Muslim Brotherhood. Now dozens of journalists, non-Islamist activists and students have been detained and beaten.

Cuban and American flags

Irrational US policy is keeping hundreds of thousands of Cubans from spending the holidays with their families.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Why it’s hard to make sense of US foreign policy.

Obama nobel prize

With a historic deal in Iran, the Obama administration is one step closer to fulfilling its peacekeeping promise.

(Reuters/Fars News/Sina Shiri)

It’s looking increasingly likely—but there’s reason to fear the White House will overplay its hand.

A group of Bengalis in the countryside

The humanitarian impulse has not vanished from US foreign policy. It has simply split into two camps.

US Border Patrol

For the US, “homeland security” is hardly limited to the homeland.

Malalai Joya

US forces used the plight of Afghan women to justify war—but twelve years later, women are still suffering.

For nearly four decades, Sahrawis have struggled for independence from Morocco. There are growing fears of a return to arms.

John Kerry (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The United States’ top diplomat is a figure of his times (and that’s not a good thing.)

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