Philip Gordon says the administration did just enough in Syria to perpetuate the conflict without resolving it.
The president’s military record, by the numbers
Last night, President Obama gave the keynote lecture at an annual dinner to honor excellence in political reporting.…
The struggle against jihadist terrorism isn’t the same as the struggle against communism—and it’s dangerous to conflate them.
Obama’s recent comments on the trans-Atlantic alliance neglect what it has achieved recently—and what it still needs to do.
A rough guide to the president’s relationships with other leaders
A previous reader—the attorney who used to work for a Republican senator—crafted a comprehensive case against Obama’s foreign policy record…
Debunking John Brennan’s claim that “the president requires near-certainty of no collateral damage” to allow a drone killing to go forward.
It’s not just a Washington fetish, as Obama suggests.
What’s behind the president’s inaction?
When you think you’re the smartest person in the room, it’s tempting to make up your own grand strategy.
Obama has prioritized global goals over regional ones.
An American president who rejected the notion of a “global war on terror” has now launched one.
Jeffrey Goldberg on Obama’s on-the-record bluntness in The Atlantic’s April 2016 cover story
Did Obama’s refusal to strike Syria really give Putin the green light in Ukraine?
The president is certain he’s right. Is that what we want in a leader?
An accounting of the president’s actions and inactions
Responding to my earlier note, reader David Ferguson mines The Dark Knight for more insight into ISIS…
He admits one major mistake: not making sufficient allowances for how unreasonable other people are.
Hint: It doesn’t involve Syria.
He’s an isolationist with drones and special-operations forces.
Obama is seeking to redefine “strength” and “power.”
The Deputy National-Security Advisor speaks about the United States’ new ties with Cuba and its impact on American foreign policy.
Barack Obama’s analogies for the Islamic State have come a long way in the last couple of years. In a…
My colleague Jeffrey Goldberg’s cover story will serve as a Rosetta Stone for scholars and analysts trying to decode President…
Inside the president’s last-minute decision not to bomb Syria in 2013
How the president thinks about foreign policy, in his own words
Reflections on Jeffrey Goldberg’s interview with President Obama and our April issue