Nation-states, and conflicts centering on them, remain the defining features of our time.
U.S. policy makers have all too often clung to orthodoxies even as they fail. Yet a select few have managed to turn the ship of state around, to a better course.
Congress has been abandoning its traditional role in foreign policy to the executive branch.
The international system is at a transformative moment. Yet President Obama has failed to set a direction for America.
The GOP candidate both faces a puzzle and represents one. The puzzle he faces concerns the domestic political forces driving his party’s foreign-policy outlook. Meanwhile, his own foreign-policy views are equally difficult to decipher.
The president gets solid marks for his handling of a host of tactical challenges. But his Afghan policy proved disjointed, he lacks a clear strategic framework and he has failed to put U.S. economic power at the core of his foreign policy.
Obama has an opportunity to revitalize U.S. relations with its neighbors to the south.
Bipartisanship: the Holy Grail of American politics. Long the go-to buzzword for presidents, elusive cross-aisle support at home has all too often been purchased at the price of good policy abroad.
Like his two most recent predecessors, President Obama is embarking on a disastrous foreign policy bent on global domination.
Declarations of conservatism's demise after the 2008 election were greatly exaggerated. As the opposition, American conservatives are in their element—can they draw upon their intellectual tradition to solve what ails America?