President Joe Biden delivers remarks announcing CHIPS and Science Act grants to Intel to expand U.S. semiconductor production, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the Intel Ocotillo Campus in Chandler, Arizona. President Joe Biden delivers remarks announcing CHIPS and Science Act grants to Intel to expand U.S. semiconductor production, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the Intel Ocotillo Campus in Chandler, Arizona.

Biden: We Welcome Immigrants!

A minor gaffe is overshadowing a more complicated story.

IDF Drone Strikes Kill International Aid Workers

A tragedy on multiple levels.

Islamic State Attacks Moscow Concert Venue

Putin ignored warnings from US intelligence.

Afghanistan Blame Game

Congressional Republicans are reminding voters of a dark hour in the Biden presidency.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III briefs the press from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, VA, Feb. 19, 2021. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III briefs the press from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, VA, Feb. 19, 2021.

Austin Hid Cancer Diagnosis

“This is not the way it is supposed to go,” indeed.

Wider Middle East War Appears Inevitable

Israel and Iran’s proxies are on a collision course.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 19, 2023 Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 19, 2023

The Case of the Missing SECDEF

A truly weird story.

Henry Kissinger, 1923-2023

The most important and controversial American diplomat of the postwar era is gone at 100.

Iranian Proxy War Escalating

Tehran-backed forces are routinely shooting at American forces.

The Fine Line Between Supporter and Co-Belligerent

America’s involvement in the Israeli and Ukrainian war efforts is more than advertised.

Biden in Israel in Aftermath of Hospital Explosion

The timing is not auspicious.

President Joe Biden disembarks Air Force One, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, North Carolina. President Joe Biden disembarks Air Force One, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, North Carolina.

President Biden to Visit Israel

A high-stakes move.

Israel at War after Gaza Attack

The 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur war sees a re-escalation.

US to Cooperate with Hague on Russia War Crimes

President Biden has ended a months-long impasse.

Biden Neutral on Turkish Elections

Normal diplomacy with an abnormal ally.

Pentagon Opposes Helping Prosecute Russian War Crimes

A wrongheaded if longstanding position.

America’s Slow Escalation in Ukraine

The Biden administration is slowly ratcheting up the aid package.

Japan’s Shift to Robust Military Ally

A more dangerous world is changing the relationship.

Trump Tipping Point?

As more details emerge about the documents he stole, defenders are falling away.

Russia’s Absurd Demands for Griner and Whalen Release

Moscow is playing a very strange game.

Biden Continuing Trump Foreign Policy?

Normalcy is not a bad thing.

Biden and bin Salman

An embarrassing photo demonstrates the perils of leading the free world.

Trump Ordered the Code Red

You’re goddamn right he did.

Biden Wants to Waive Visa Requirements for Russian Scientists

A splendid idea but why stop there?

Madeleine Albright, 1937-2022

A trailblazing diplomat has died at 84.

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Putin’s Offramp?

It’s hard to see how this crisis ends.

Generals Say Afghan Exit Would Have Been Smoother Had Biden Listened to the Generals

Two unclassified after-action reports shine a new—if one-sided—light on the evacuation.

A Reminder of the Gutless and Feckless

A number of GOP politicians criticized Trump over 1/6 and some resigned.

Saudi Arabia Building Ballistic Missiles with Chinese Help

Our ostensibly ally is working with our chief adversary against our interests.

Today in Asked and Answered (Voting Rights Edition)

The Biden administration is not doing enough.

Defense Blames State for Afghan Fiasco

Their case is less than persuasive.

Milley’s Soft Coup

While well-intentioned, the Chairman’s actions were illegal and dangerous.

Nick Burns to Be China Ambassador

An exceptional choice that breaks the recent tradition of politicos in the post.

Natanz Sidelined by Another Israeli Attack

Iran’s top nuclear facility is offline again.

The Smoothest Transition in Decades

We’re witnessing something not seen since 1989.

Rethinking Flournoy as SECDEF

Women in national security circles love this woman.

Biden to Name Blinken for State and Sullivan for NSC

The 46th President’s foreign policy team is taking shape.

Vindman Abruptly Retiring from Army

The soldier who became a national figure for testifying against President Trump has had enough.

Russia-Taliban Intel included in PDB

The President should have known about the plot. There’s a good chance he didn’t.

Trump Ignores Russian Bounties on American Troops

The Administration has done nothing about intelligence reports of a grave escalation from Moscow.

President Trump Arrives on Capitol Hill President Donald J. Trump arrives on Capitol Hill to attend a Senate Republican policy luncheon Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Trump Arrives on Capitol Hill President Donald J. Trump arrives on Capitol Hill to attend a Senate Republican policy luncheon Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump’s Purging Pentagon of Perceived Enemies?

Presidents have appointed loyalists since time immemorial. Has this one gone too far?

Pressuring Venezuela?

In recent weeks the US has ramped-up pressure on Maduro.

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks during a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Monday, March 30, 2020, in the Rose Garden at the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen) President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks during a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Monday, March 30, 2020, in the Rose Garden at the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

White House Warned of Pandemic in September?

President Trump has made plenty of mistakes handling this crisis. Let’s not invent dubious ones.

President Donald J. Trump is seen on a cellphone screen as he addresses his remarks at a White House Coronavirus Taskforce update briefing Monday, March 9, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen) President Donald J. Trump is seen on a cellphone screen as he addresses his remarks at a White House Coronavirus Taskforce update briefing Monday, March 9, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

NSC Sounded Coronavirus Alarm But Was Ignored

Political considerations overruled warnings from national security and health professionals.

NSC Pandemic Office Wasn’t Shuttered, Just Consolidated

Dueling Washington Post op-eds are sowing confusion.

Turkey at War with Syria and Europe

President Erdogan is playing a dangerous game.

Army Not Investigating Vindman

Tweets aren’t policy, unless they are.

Trump Cutting NSC Back for Wrong Reasons

A smaller staff is arguably a good idea. But not this way.