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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?

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.

Blogs

It isn't just a coincidence that the entire world seems to be at war at once. President Obama needs an army—of diplomats. 

July 21, 2014

Billionaires Bernard Marcus, Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson are making big investments in opposing diplomacy with Iran.

July 18, 2014

And is the mainstream media doing enough to contextualize the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine?

July 18, 2014

Anna Theofilopoulou details what she discovered about Cuba’s developments in healthcare, the economy and social practices. The separation between Cuba and the United States is narrower than you might imagine.

July 18, 2014

So far, the answer is no, they don’t. Except their fallback position, the old neocon catechism.

July 18, 2014

President Obama wants a six-month extension of the negotiations, and so do the Iranians. They’ll get it.

July 17, 2014

The Saudis, who back the Sunni side in the region’s Sunni-Shiite proxy war, have no use for ISIS.

July 14, 2014

Sort of like what President Bush and Condi Rice did in January 2009

July 10, 2014

Humpty Dumpty hasn’t been put back together yet, thirteen years after the US invasion.

July 8, 2014

Tragedies compound, as Israel bombs Gaza again.

July 7, 2014