Policies for a perennial problem-state.
Why nuclear arms control remains a tempting target for GOP presidential candidates.
Hagel's move to bypass a bureaucratic mess in seeking alternatives to the Littoral Combat Ship should be imitated more broadly.
Nuclear forces cost serious money. Washington should consider how, in an era of limited defense dollars, it might adjust its strategic force structure.
The world won't be free of nuclear weapons anytime soon.
Can Israel make its voice heard without isolating itself?
Russia has demonstrated that natural gas is an unwieldy and largely ineffective weapon.
It may be emotionally satisfying for western politicians to denounce these events, but Russia will continue to pursue its legitimate national interests.
Not as different as you might think.
From Ukraine to Iran to the East China Sea, the "tougher" option proposed has always been worse.