How is a first-term senator becoming a force in his party on foreign policy? Because in today’s GOP, he’s what passes for moderate.
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When Barack Obama left to visit Israel in March, expectations could hardly have been lower. He had a relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that was widely described as “frosty.” The two had feuded over everything from Obama’s insistence, early in his first term, that Israel freeze settlement building to Netanyahu’s repeated threat to bomb… Read more »
In Iraq and Afghanistan, General David Petraeus applied all the lessons learned in Vietnam—except for the one that mattered most.
Thomas Ricks explains the declining competence of America’s senior military commanders.
It’s probably a matter of when, not if, al-Qaeda in Yemen successfully strikes the U.S. Yet the drone attacks currently keeping the organization at bay are also helping recruit more terrorists. Can you say “no-win situation”?
Obama’s surprisingly strong national security record owes much to a group of youthful aides few Americans have heard of.
Peter Beinart warns that American Jews must refocus on the democratic and humanitarian principles of Zionism before Israel becomes simply another despotic Middle Eastern state.
Fears of a bomb in Tehran’s hands are overhyped, and a war to prevent it would be a disaster.
How the United States looked the other way while Bahrain crushed the Arab Spring’s most ill-fated uprising.
How an idealistic spy in Asia challenged the American way of war, and what his tragedy teaches us about finding allies today.