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
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
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
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.
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