Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton: It's Complicated

Reporters have focused on how the former defense secretary's memoir praises her and criticizes the president. The book itself tells a different story.


Clintonphobia: Why No Democrat Wants to Run Against Hillary

Given the Clintons' reputation for retaliating for betrayals, it's just not worth it in 2016.


How Money Warps U.S. Foreign Policy

The key divide on America’s role in the world is no longer between Democrats and Republicans. It’s between elites and everyone else.


Hillary Clinton's Strange Critique of US Foreign Policy

Is patriotic storytelling really the solution to America's international relations problem?


What Would Reagan Do in Iraq?

Rand Paul and Rick Perry each claim to be the Gipper’s heir in the Middle East. Who's right?


Analysis: No, American Weakness Didn't Encourage Putin to Invade Ukraine

In fact, we've pushed U.S. power further east than anyone could have imagined when the Soviet Union collapsed.


Analysis: What Obama Should Have Said About Cory Remsburg

The president praised the American spirit. He ought to have also highlighted the risks of long, costly wars.