It is easy to confuse possibility with responsibility, and policy with inescapable reality.
The foreign-policy community has paid little attention to Libya; many still see the war as a success.
Some of the best recent Syria articles.
If we're going to do this, we should do it right.
Backing the Damascene butcher is a step too far, but an Assad victory is not the worst possible outcome.
Maybe the DRC is just too big.
America has been trying and failing to transform the country for over twenty years.