Can a compromise be found?
"In defining U.S. goals, Obama twice employed the telling phrase 'degrade and ultimately destroy.' Lawyers like the president don’t use language like that for no reason—especially twice."
Get ready, Europe: When peace comes to Ukraine, the ultimate challenge will begin...
In the absence of an overarching strategy, Obama's pragmatism in isolated cases doesn't build toward any larger strategic goals.
Residents of the Confederate States might still be celebrating their Independence Day over one hundred and fifty years later...
"Notwithstanding a variety of differences in priorities and preferences, Russia, Iran and Syria all oppose the Sunni extremists seeking to bring Maliki down and support a unified Iraq."
"Americans’ rejection of war—and, indeed, their reluctance to get involved in many international problems—is in fact a direct consequence of the interventionist case for action."
Why shifting from celebratory toasts to moving gas out of the ground could prove challenging.
Things aren't going so well for President Obama. Maybe it's time 44 listened to 1.
"Some of the differences would be good for America, some would be bad—and one could be ugly."
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."
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