Faith in diplomacy. Gracy Olmstead reviews the career and foreign policy views of Faith Whittlesey, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland during the Reagan administration.

A win-win deal. Noah Millman comments on the merits of the nuclear deal with Iran.

The Iran agreement and the meaning of risk. Paul Pillar considers how much the U.S. is actually risking with the deal.

Starvation as a product of war. Nicholas Kristof reports on the looming famine being caused in South Sudan by the ongoing civil war there.

Kyrgyzstan’s rejection of the cooperation treaty with the U.S. Catherine Putz reports on the Kyrgyz government’s denuciation of a treaty of cooperation with the U.S. and the local reaction to the government’s decision.