By Paul J. Saunders

There is still a real risk that crisis will metastasize into conflict.

A timely new book looks at why the two powers see-saw from optimistic cooperation to suspicious rivalry.

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

Drawing a red line against phrases that confuse and obscure.

Can the Republican Party reinvent itself?

A voice, but not a veto?

The real problems with an intercepted phone call about Ukraine.

Top-down efforts to fight climate change are failing; funding research is much more likely to yield success.

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

Are Iran, Russia and China an axis burrowing away beneath the foundations of the international system?

Partisan redistricting might come back to haunt the GOP.

Without a clearer agenda and a common message, they won't stop the president's unpopular health-care reform.

The Nobel Committee is trying too hard to send political messages.

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

How the 1993 constitutional crisis poisoned Russian views of the United States.

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April 16, 2014