Why the U.S. spies on Netanyahu. Philip Giraldi comments on the recent report of NSA spying on communications between Israeli officials and members of Congress.

The NSA-Israel scandal: who cares? Daniel DePetris makes the case that NSA surveillance of meetings between Israeli officials and members of Congress was both legal and reasonable.

Fantasies of a liberal interventionist. Paul Pillar dismantles a few of Richard Cohen’s poor arguments for intervention in Syria.

America’s “dictator problem” won’t go away. Steven Metz considers the “dictator problem” in U.S. foreign policy.

Stories you missed in 2015. Foreign Policy’s staffers list several of the stories around the world that received the least attention in spite of their significance.