Two Crises

The disaster in Haiti requires decisive, American-led multilateral action. China’s Internet crackdown, on the other hand, demands caution.

Guns for Peace

Arming Taiwan will allow the country to protect itself and free America of costly defense guarantees—and the possibility of a showdown with China.

Boisterous Bushies

Many of Obama’s conservative critics are responsible for the foreign-policy problems he faces. They need to lay off and let the president clean up their mess.

The Sick Man of Africa

Nigeria, with its massive population and growing network of radical Islamists, is on the brink of collapse—and is slated to be an even bigger problem than Yemen.

The New Year

Foreign policy will be the crucial political battleground of 2010—and it will make or break Obama’s presidency.