Caving to those who believe a permanent U.S. military presence is intrinsically connected to regional stability would tie thousands of U.S. soldiers to an indefinite deployment in the Middle East.
No amount of U.S. sanctions or diplomatic isolation is likely to change how the Kremlin deals with internal challenges to its authority. And the fact is, the U.S. and Russia have business to do.
No matter what the president knew, U.S. policy in Afghanistan is at fault for providing Washington's adversaries an opportunity to bleed American forces.
Anyone who was expecting some miraculous grand bargain between the top U.S. and Chinese diplomat was asking for too much. At this point, managing disputes through dialogue is the best both countries can do.
The Cold War is over. And although Moscow has shown itself to be a prolific agitator, an outdated U.S. military posture in Europe isn't helping.
Politicians want to sound tough, but taking action against another country's economy can produce precisely the opposite of what they're hoping to accomplish.
On legal merits, there is a solid case against Maduro and his associates. But the course of action pursued by the DOJ is unwise.
There is a curious lack of recognition in Washington of just how effective the U.S. intelligence and military apparatus has become since 9/11.
The American people don't want a partial withdrawal. They want a final end to a chapter that should have been closed long ago.
Instead of overreact to every Iranian action, the U.S. needs to keep the scale of the Iranian threat in perspective—and make a pragmatic offer to Tehran.
Extending the New START nuclear arms treaty is one of those rare no-brainer decisions in a world where simple solutions are an endangered species.
The two philanthropists are funding a new think tank to reintroduce some restraint and accountability to U.S. statecraft.
There has been a shocking lack of discussion on whether that aid is in any way beneficial to U.S. national security. The short answer is no.
Despite loud protests about American betrayal, core U.S. national security interests in war-ravaged Syria were always narrow and specific: destroy the Islamic State's physical caliphate.
The art-of-the-deal president might finally have a national security advisor who'll enforce his preferences instead of undermining them.
The president may already be tiring of a maximum pressure policy that has resulted in much less than its supporters predicted.
The iconic Cold War INF treaty is now dead and buried, and another key pillar of international nuclear order may soon follow suit.
Trump may not court a war, but he is doing too little to avoid one. He needs to act fast.
The more impressive candidates are on stage, the more likely that Americans will consider voting for a Democrat. But the 2020 campaign could also drag the Democratic party through such a brutal internal battle that the person who eventually wins the nomination will come out badly damaged.
He forces foreign policy and political establishments to re-evaluate positions that have been taken for granted—then says something imbecilic.
Over 100 political and armed opposition factions met to determine Syria's fate.