America’s diplomatic crisis. Chas Freeman details the failings of U.S. diplomacy.

America fights ISIS with insanity. Andrew Bacevich dissects the “theology of national security” in U.S. foreign policy debates.

Why arming Ukraine is a bad idea. Paul Saunders restates the case against U.S. military aid for Ukraine.

The 21 senators opposed to the anti-torture amendment. Conor Friedersdorf lists and criticizes the senators that voted against an amendment designed to prevent the use of torture on detainees.

The State Department official for Europe that European diplomats hate. John Hudson profiles Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland.

A record year in misery. Elias Groll reports on the nearly sixty million people forcibly displaced by conflict, disease, and political repression around the world.