By Dimitri K. Simes

America's reaction to the Crimea crisis risks reducing flexibility on a paramount priority.

The real problems with an intercepted phone call about Ukraine.

"In its totality, Russia’s domestic terrorism problem is more like Pakistan’s than America’s."

By failing to build domestic support for his policies, the president laid the groundwork for the present crisis.

U.S. policies have created a risk of pushing two great powers together.

Growing Sino-Russian ties could threaten global stability.

The international system is at a transformative moment. Yet President Obama has failed to set a direction for America.

The National Interest endorses the Republican candidate.

How Governor Romney could deprive President Obama of his pretense of global leadership.

International trends have become less favorable to the United States. This national vacation from serious foreign-policy analysis in the political arena is both ill timed and dangerous.

After Obama’s nearly three years in office, it’s hard to find a single area where he was able to significantly advance U.S. national interests.

America has much to be proud of in its response to 9/11. Continuing to move forward will require vigilance and restraint.

Obama’s foreign-policy decisions—from provoking Islamabad to two-timing Beijing to alienating Moscow—lack the strategic long-term thinking the U.S. needs. Hypocrisy and incoherence rule.

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Gorbachev’s experience should sound a cautionary note for other authoritarian regimes now under pressure.

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April 18, 2014