How popular is peace? Michael Desch analyzes the findings of the Chicago Council’s survey of Americans’ foreign policy views.

The wrecking of Yemen. The Economist reports on the current sorry state of the country after seven months of the Saudi-led intervention.

Presidential judgment and unpredictable outcomes. Paul Pillar compares the Bin Laden raid and Carter’s Desert One failed rescue mission to question whether these episodes tell us much about a president’s judgment.

The case for moral realism. Ted Galen Carpenter criticizes the U.S. habits of accommodating ugly client regimes because it is “convenient” even when no vital interests are at stake.

Russia’s position is much weaker than it seems. Alexander Cooley and Daniel Nexon explain why.