If history is any guide, humility is the best policy.
"Limiting wars to those that are in the national interest and can be won eliminates many wars." You wouldn't think politicians and thinkers would need to be reminded of this point, but they do.
Can't manage a trip around the world? You can still gaze at the stars.
An exit interview with the Afghan president
A mellowed academic, a ruthless general, a shadowy spy: Inside Hamid Karzai's inner circle
The president ignored the country and its increasingly dictatorial prime minister for years.
"We win each battle, but the battles keep happening. And to our chagrin, we don't seem to be winning the wars. By almost any criterion, we are less 'victorious' today than half a century ago."
U.S lawmakers encouraged officials in Riyadh to arm Syrian rebels. Now that strategy may have created a monster in the Middle East.
A short response to an unfair charge by a former Bush administration official
Central American countries are losing a generation because of gangs.
Why I'm spending the summer speaking nothing but French
The U.S. is one of only a handful of countries that does not require some form of paid time off for new mothers.
Does the Florida senator want President Obama to keep the world in the dark about his Iraq plans, or to share them with the American people?
Today's conflicts are fought by soldiers masquerading as civilians.
Why should we fight the inevitable break-up of Iraq?
A disillusioned, recession-battered generation is investing in overseas experience—and hoping the bet pays off.
How a dirty word for the male anatomy became a political slogan
Those who supported the war should be part of today's debate.