Issues / War & Peace
Understanding the strength of the Taliban and its supporters could provide needed insight on how to overcome the Taliban using other tools than just the military.
Despite his pledge to seek nuclear disarmament, Obama is investing big in the nuclear complex.
After nearly a decade of war, close to 700 U.S., allied, and Afghan military bases dot Afghanistan.
The first Pacific president did pretty well on Asia policy — except for mishandling relations with Japan.
The Obama administration's policy toward Iraq largely continues the policies of the Bush years.
The president devoted only 10 percent of his speech to foreign policy.
An emphasis on non-military engagement can't hide the fact that Obama is spending more on defense than Bush.
The wonder weapon of our present moment is the missile-armed unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, now doing our dirty work, an endless series of targeted assassinations, in the Afghan-Pakistani borderlands.
The U.S. treatment of Haiti is, unfortunately, nothing new.
The Obama administration has failed to close the facility by its own deadline. Columnist Frida Berrigan examines what went wrong.