The Security Council debate could determine what happens next on Iran and Syria.
Diplomats are hopeful that newly elected president Hassan Rouhani will finally be able to defuse long-running tension between the two countries.
Of course he's brilliant. But he also displays all the attributes -- arrogance, bullying, stubbornness -- that you don't want at the head of the Fed.
With numerous videos on YouTube and other new forms of reporting, the U.S. doesn't have to rely on shaky intelligence from defectors as it did in Iraq.
With America's credibility tarred, persuading anyone other than France and Britain will be difficult.
Obama must strike Assad hard amid a war he wants no part of, without the U.N. and NATO. There may be no way to do it right.
The U.S. is giving up on the Arab Spring, and the Syrian dictator knows it.
The crackdown could usher in the most violent radicalization of the Arab world since the Palestinian uprisings.
With support for dictators and an interest in natural resource domination, Russia doesn't seem interested in embracing modernity.
In both the House and Senate, the Judiciary committees want to impose new limits on surveillance -- while the Intelligence committees are lining up to defend the agency.
How a former icon of humanitarian intervention changed from a buzz saw into a bureaucrat.
Mohamed ElBaradei may sound like an ideal American partner, but he's not the answer.
The dramatic fall of the Muslim Brotherhood is another example of an Islamist government floundering in the modern world.
The Russian leader enjoys humiliating Washington, so the Obama administration shouldn't expect much help from him in nabbing the NSA leaker.
The militants' willingness to talk signals weakness -- and is the most hopeful sign for the U.S. in Afghanistan in years.
The far-ranging implications of the president's decision to provide arms to anti-Assad rebels
Policymakers used to believe in a forceful projection of American authority. But after debacles in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, they are turning inward.
More than a decade ago, CIA Director Michael Hayden began enlisting the private sector to build the NSA's data ops.
Since 9/11, Congress and the executive branch have collaborated on the creation of a new national security apparatus.
Why Obama's new national security advisor and U.N. ambassador aren't as controversial as you might think.