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The prisoner-swap deal that saved Bowe Bergdahl might have been a bad one, but it was also moral and necessary.
The Taliban swap for Sgt. Bergdahl is just the latest in a long line of occasions when America willingly dealt with bad guys. And like it or not, this is how wars end.
But now the question is: Will it survive 2016?
Not new, not improved, Obama’s rehashes his Walmart foreign policy.
Ukraine faces a rising tide of violence in the restive east. Here's why nonviolent activism is the best strategy for fighting back.
Chinese state media thinks so. Meet the country's legions of 'junmi.'
The sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat is pushing tensions between Beijing and Hanoi even higher --and driving China's rivals closer together.
From PTSD to depression, the war in Syria has spawned a massive mental health crisis -- and there are neither the doctors nor the money to stem its crushing effects.
Kiev's iconic Maidan square is now full of Cossacks, tourists, and the homeless. What happened to the protesters who wanted to reshape Ukraine's future?
The emerging-market darling is coming apart at the seams. And Boko Haram is just the beginning.
President Sisi urgently needs to reform Egypt's economy. But he has to make sure it's not just the rich who benefit.
Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is sure to win the upcoming presidential elections. But a new poll shows that he will be taking the helm of a profoundly divided nation.
With Ukraine and Boko Haram are dominating the headlines, and Syria still commanding attention, the Egyptian presidential election, scheduled for May 26 and 27, has been relegated o the inside pages of the mainstream press. But this election is crucial not only for Egypt, but for the Middle East as a whole. Show More Summary
India's election has produced a decisive majority for the political alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Narendra Modi. Turnout was higher, as a percentage of eligible voters, than in any election since 1984, and exit polling showed an overwhelming demand for change from the 551 million Indians who went to the polls. Show More Summary
After I served on the Reagan-Bush National Security Council staff in the 1980s, my former colleagues cooked up an approach of reaching out to the Islamic Republic of Iran. As we know from the transfer of U.S. arms to Iran in exchange for Americans held hostage by Iranian proxies in Lebanon, extending a hand o Iran failed. Show More Summary
Just four days after the conclusion of President Barack Obama's rip to reassure the United States' Asian allies of its commitments to defend them, China challenged U.S. credibility and staying power in Asia. Obama's week of tough-minded statements...Show More Summary
It is hardly a secret that in he sixth year of his presidency, Barack Obama has begun to focus on his legacy. In the realm of foreign and national security policy, he clearly is determined to be remembered as the president who, like Dwight Eisenhower, brought American troops home from war and kept them from engaging in another one. Show More Summary
In recent days, Russia has offered conflicting signals about its intentions in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin's May 7 comments suggested that the referendums in eastern Ukraine should be postponed and held out the highly caveated...Show More Summary
In his Commencement address at Duke University's graduation ceremony on Sunday, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, offered the customary encouraging remarks to the graduates. But I was most taken with how his well-calibrated remarks reinforced some important civil-military principles. Show More Summary
This Friday, the world's largest democracy will announce its election results. India's slow motion balloting has been taking place over several weeks, in an exercise that is both a marvel of logistics and a compelling display of self-government in a stunningly diverse society. Show More Summary