Military options are not the same as solutions. Charles Peña explains why military action can’t address, much less fix, the political problems in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.

How America can pressure the Saudis on Yemen. Daniel DePetris outlines how the U.S. can push the Saudis to reach a diplomatic settlement.

Foreign policy insiders are eager for more meddling overseas. Christopher Preble comments on the anticipation in much of the foreign policy establishment for a more aggressive foreign policy.

Pseudo-scholarship about Iran. John Limbert objects to viewing current Iranian foreign policy through the lens of Iran’s ancient empires.