Nobody’s focused on winning the peace. That’s a big problem.
David Ignatius calls for creating protected areas to save civilians from Assad and ISIS. But that may put the vulnerable at even greater risk.
Americans are often skeptical of policy ideas from other countries. Why?
The Islamic State has made enemies of most of the world. So how is it still winning?
Will the Syrian dictator’s sinister plan to win over America and Russia actually work?
Americans are debating whether to fight ISIS, without acknowledging that they're already at war.
Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.
In search of the best historical analogy for the agreement
Six countries are talking to Iran. But only in the U.S. are the nuclear talks deeply controversial.
Obama may be a polarizing figure right now, but he'll be immensely popular once he leaves office.
Do the senator's rules for using military force make any sense?
The Syrian leader has become a de facto U.S. ally. How’d he do it?
Eisenhower's glowing foreign-policy reputation ignores his tragic post-White House cheerleading for escalation in Vietnam.
Why are we so sure that the Russian leader is a master strategist?
The U.S. is ideologically conservative, but ask voters about specific issues and they find it harder to discern the "correct" position.
If Assad agrees to forsake sarin, how can we intervene if he continues to slaughter civilians while technically playing by our rules?
The more Obama lobbies Congress, the greater the danger for mission creep.
Conservatives say armed citizens are an essential guard against government tyranny. They also support massive military spending. How is that supposed to work?
The conflict offers valuable lessons on how to fight insurgents, win over civilians, and otherwise stabilize foreign lands.
We should stop looking at the withdrawal as an operation designed to bring Americans home with little regard for what's left behind.