The president has convinced himself that the fight against ISIS is one worth waging. But the obstacles to success are huge.
The strategic folly of the president's military campaign in Iraq and Syria
How Vladimir Putin is revolutionizing information warfare
The president is a superior terrorist hunter. He has also neutralized a profound existential threat to U.S. allies in the Middle East, and denied ISIS access to vast storehouses of deadly chemical weapons. So why does he get no credit?
Rethinking the narrative of economic development, with sustainability in mind
The economic effects could be minor; the cultural ones, more profound.
Estonia is offering virtual citizenship to millions. They will need real military protection.
Robert Kagan accuses Obama of appeasement. Where’s his evidence?
"A majority of Scots want to live in a center-left society, while a majority of English want to live in a center-right society." Why that may be a bigger problem for the United Kingdom than regional splits are for the United States.
The leader of the Somali militant group al-Shabab is dead. Now what?
Why Hillary Clinton's hawkish pro-Israel stance won't hurt her, even with the Democratic Party base
Who's responsible for bad architecture?
Okay, it's an egg bump.
For many young Syrians displaced by war, there's no going back to school.
The beheading of two journalists has transformed public debate over U.S. foreign policy.
Gadgets that test food for "gutter oil" are part of a growing industry.
Recent Iraqi victories challenge the narrative that ISIS is both an irresistible force and an immovable object.
No U.S. president since Reagan has used such forceful language against Russia.
What Britain's 1939 declaration of war sounded like