Malaysian Police Say Kim Jong-Un’s Elder Brother Was Killed By VX Nerve Agent

Malaysian police have evidence that seems to clearly link North Korea to the death of Kim Jong Il’s eldest son.

North Korea Conducts Another Nuclear Weapons Test As The World Runs Out Of Options

North Korea conducts yet another nuclear weapons test, and it’s unclear what anyone can do to stop them.

British Parliament Approves Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

The British Parliament has approved expansion of that countries airstrikes into Syria, but it’s unclear just how much of an impact that will have on the ground.

ISIS is Winning

The United States and Europe are giving everything the perpetrators of the Paris attacks hoped for.

Marco Rubio’s Supposed Expertise On Foreign Policy Leaves Much To Be Desired

Marco Rubio is often described as one of the GOP’s leaders on foreign policy, but a close look reveals a decided lack of substance.

Obama’s ISIL AUMF A Convenient (But Necessary) Excuse

Explaining my ambivalence around the latest escalation in our intervention.

When Is A Fish A Document?

The Supreme Court heard argument this week in a case involving a somewhat strange application of Federal law.

Another War, Another Pentagon Cover-Up

A new report from the New York Times confirms the adage that, in war, the first casualty is the truth.

Obama’s Flimsy Legal Case For War

The Obama Administration’s legal justification for war against ISIS is laughably flimsy.

Congress Ready To Abdicate Its Responsibility On Attacks Against ISIS

Congress seems ready to avoid having to vote on expanded attacks against the Islamic State

Congress Must Vote Before We Expand The Attacks On ISIS

As talk begins of expanding the war against ISIS into Syria, it is becoming long past time for Congress to exercise its Constitutional function.

World War One And Ukraine

History matters.

President Obama’s Plan To Arm “Moderate” Syrian Rebels Is A Bad Idea

For some reason, President Obama wants to arm so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels.

Sarajevo and Europe, 100 Years Later

A century later, the shots fired in Sarajevo 100 years ago still echo.

President Obama Must Not Act In Iraq Without Congressional Authorization

If President Obama does decide to use military force in Iraq, he should be required to seek Congressional approval beforehand.

As Militants Advance, Iraqis Look To U.S. For Help

The Iraqi government seems to be panicking.

Supreme Court Passes On Appeal From Journalist Threatened With Contempt Citation

The Supreme Court rejected another opportunity to clarify Federal Law on testimonial immunity for journalists.

Supreme Court: Use Of Toxin In Domestic Assault Case Not Covered By Chemical Weapons Treaty

Using a chemical to commit a purely domestic crime doesn’t make you an international criminal, the Supreme Court correctly decided today.

Almost All Of Syria’s Chemical Weapons Have Been Removed, Should Obama Get The Credit?

The removal of chemical weapons from Syria is nearly complete. Does Obama deserve credit for that?

Henry Kissinger’s Annoying Habit of Being Right

Benjamin Wallace-Wells wonders with some irritation “Why Henry Kissinger Never Goes Away.”

American Skepticism About Interventionism Is A Return To Historical Norms

Americans are skeptical about getting involved in the Ukraine crisis. This isn’t a surprise.

Carterization of Obama

Barack Obama is no Jimmy Carter.

Preliminary Thoughts on the Ukraine Situation

Russian invasion or legitimate secessionist movement? And does it matter?

Explaining The Conservative Love Affair With Vladimir Putin: It’s All About Opposing Obama

The bizarre conservative love affair with Vladimir Putin continues.

Most Americans Now See Iraq And Afghanistan Wars As Failures

Most Americans now see America’s decade of war as a failure.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Nothing But Nyet Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Al Qaeda Runs Falluja Now

If you’re still not convinced that we lost the war in Iraq, this should settle the argument.

Afghanistan Most Unpopular War Ever?

The “good war” no more.

American Public Prefers A Less Interventionist U.S. Foreign Policy

A new poll finds the American public far less supportive of the idea of the U.S. as the world’s policeman.

Obama Hits Majority Disapproval

A majority of Americans now disapprove of President Obama’s performance and a whopping 70 percent think the country is moving in the wrong direction.

Syrian Chemical Weapons Equipment Destroyed Says Syria

The Syrian regime has declared its ability to make chemical weapons destroyed.

Revelations About NSA Surveillance Souring U.S. Relationships With Other Nations

The latest revelations about National Security Agency surveillance outside the United States have caused quite an uproar overseas.

A U.S.-Saudi Rift, Or Just A Saudi Temper Tantrum?

Relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia seem to have soured in recent years.

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded for Ending Chemical Weapons Use

An agency has won the Nobel Peace Prize for something that hasn’t happened yet.

UN Report Finds Syria Sarin Use (Updated)

The next shoe has dropped on the case against Bashar al-Assad for the use of chemical weapons.

Logistics of Chemical Weapon Destruction

The destruction of Syria’s stockpiles will be slow and laborious even if all goes according to script.

Outline of Syria Chemical Weapons Deal Reached

The United States and Russia have agreed to the framework of a deal to turn over Syrian chemical weapons.

Obama Didn’t Try To Scare Americans Over Syria, Except When He Did

:Like his predecessors, President Obama’s speech last night exaggerated the threat that Syria poses in order to sell his plan to American voters.

Obama’s Syria Plan As Confused As Ever

President Obama’s plans in Syria are as unclear as they were before he spoke last night.

Obama Syria Speech Instant Reaction

I’ve been up since 3 am and drinking since 6 pm, so my reaction to a presidential war speech at 9 am may not be the definitive word

Sell Wars That Need Selling

My latest for The National Interest has posted.

Public Remains Deeply Opposed To Military Action In Syria

Even before the Russian curve ball, the public opposition to military strikes on Syria was mounting.