The alternatives aren’t hard vs. soft diplomacy, but diplomacy or war—as the hawks increasingly admit.
What the rise of ISIS means for Republican foreign policy—and Rand Paul in 2016.
It matters that the two most recent preventive wars fought by the U.S. achieved nearly the opposite of their original aims.
Why President Kasich might be bad news for the Pentagon
The ISIS intervention may defy limits—and some in Congress don’t believe it should have any.
Before it Americanizes the conflict, the U.S. should take stock of escalating regional revulsion against the Islamic State.
If negotiations fail, sanctions are only the beginning of hostilities with Tehran—but Rand Paul and Barbara Boxer offer an alternative.
The Wisconsin governor might unite the right—if he overcomes a charisma deficit and uncertain foreign policy.
Republicans who resist the president’s other policies are apt to give him a blank check against ISIS.
Courting realists and libertarians could give him an edge against other establishment types—if he’s willing to try.
The former Arkansas governor subtracts evangelicals from the coalition for an anti-establishment GOP nominee.
It’s time to banish the term from our foreign policy debate.
The Kentucky senator takes on Marco Rubio and the GOP’s dated orthodoxy—will he lose ground with primary voters?
The Democratic Party’s favorite populist now basks in media and netroots favor, but would face real 2016 obstacles.
Conservatives must be as committed to exposing the CIA’s abuses as Obamacare’s.
To deter Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, Senate Republicans face a choice between international law and the law of unintended consequences.
His economic populism and foreign-policy restraint may be a more formidable challenge than the Clinton camp realizes.
Our national drug policy is a failure—Republicans should support gradual experimentation a local level.
Here’s why the outgoing Colorado senator should leak the Senate report on CIA torture.
Here are four ways this election could reshape Republican politics over the next two years.