Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who died on Friday, brought Oman into the modern age and made the Iran deal possible.
In his death, the Iranian general may cost the United States far more than it gained by his killing.
An American diplomat imagines what an ambassador in Washington, D.C., might write home at the end of the year.
It’s time to abandon the dogma that’s driven our foreign policy and led to so much disaster in the region.
The real threat to democracy comes not from an imagined deep state, but from a weak state of hollowed-out institutions and battered and belittled public servants.
Coercive diplomacy has worked before, but coercion without diplomacy will not.
An American diplomat tells the inside story of Yeltsin, Putin, and opportunities lost.