Russia Ukraine Afghanistan

Patient Stabilized?

Iraq may be emerging from intensive care, but it could use a bit more stitching up.

Stephen Biddle

Do No Harm

Sometimes our procedures do more harm than good. Pakistan may heal best on its own.

Anatol Lieven

Arm Wrestling

As Russia and the United States break the armistice, will China play referee?

Richard Weitz

Pax Corleone

How to make our adversaries and allies offers they can’t refuse. As threats to U.S. dominance emerge, Washington is looking for a way to counter them. Neocons, liberals and realists all have their own ideas about that. Who will win out?

John C. HulsmanA. Wess Mitchell

Bismarck for President

In an election year, it's easy to find cheerleaders—but America needs chess players in order to succeed.

Dimitri K. SimesPaul J. Saunders

Comments & Responses

Daniel W. Drezner and Megan McArdle respond to David Frum’s take on the blogosphere. James Joyner and James G. Poulos look at whether NATO insiders have their predictions of the alliance’s demise right.

Daniel W. DreznerMegan McArdleJames JoynerJames G. Poulos

Bloggers Unite?

Two prominent bloggers, Dan Drezner and Megan McArdle, take a second look at what it means to type on foreign policy from the left. National Review online scribe and right-wing aficionado David Frum wonders what place the partisans have in