A sortable index of the best online analyses and inquiries on foreign policy.
In the wake of the deadly attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya, Bobby Ghosh writes that the newly-formed democratic governments which replaced long-standing dictatorships, as a result of the Arab Spring, has contributed to greater instability and a more chaotic and unstable Middle East.
See more in Libya, Egypt, Democratization, International Peace and Security, Religion and Politics, Terrorist Attacks
Will Inboden writes that the historic role of the Democratic Party of vocally opposing Republican policies only to later embrace those policies when they have been proven successful should at the least raise a skeptical eyebrow at the ongoing Democratic denunciations of Romney's foreign policy.
See more in United States, Foreign Policy History, U.S. Election 2012
This report explains the current situation of Libya's post-conflict transition, the challenges facing the interim Libyan leadership, and the current issues that Congress must debate.
See more in Libya, Democracy Promotion, Nation Building
Joshua Foust highlights the apprehensiveness of both presidential candidates to address the ongoing war in Afghanistan and what it means for raising public or political pressure to find a lasting solution.
See more in United States, Afghanistan, Defense/Homeland Security, U.S. Election 2012
Two attacks on American diplomatic buildings in Cairo and Benghazi, Libya, illustrate the ugly bigotry of two sets of religious fundamentalists in different ends of the world.
See more in Libya, Egypt, Religion and Politics
Gregory Bovt writes that Russia is a low priority on the list of foreign policy issues for both Democratic and Republican candidates and advises avoiding excessive anti-Russian or anti-U.S. rhetoric from both sides.
See more in United States, Russian Fed., Congress and Foreign Policy, U.S. Election 2012
Gideon Rachman comments that while European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's recent promise of "unlimited" purchases of sovereign bonds will help save the beleaguered euro, it will also bring increased political and economic unhappiness in Europe.
See more in EU, Financial Crises, International Finance
Wolfgang Münchau writes that despite isolating himself from his peers in the European Central Bank, Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, is actually winning the debate about future ECB policy.
See more in Germany, EU, Financial Crises, International Finance
Megan McArdle examines whether college is a worthwhile investment in a time when the rising costs are leaving parents and students with large amounts of debt and college degrees no longer guarantee a job after graduation.
See more in United States, Education
Andrew Martin explains the challenges borrowers face as they struggle to pay off their student loans as both the federal government and the debt collection industry attempt to recoup their money.
See more in United States, Education
George Soros explains the events that led to the recent bond purchase announcement by the European Central Bank solidifying its commitment to do whatever it takes to save the euro, and discusses the larger political implications this decision will have for the future of the European Union.
See more in EU, Financial Crises, Geoeconomics, International Finance
This new report on diversity in America finds that almost all communities—whether large immigrant gateways or small towns in the nation's heartland—have grown more diverse.
See more in United States, Minorities, Diversity and Foreign Policy, Ethnicity and National Identity, Population and Demography
Hector Becerra of the Los Angeles Times identifies the importance of the use of Spanish by speakers at both the Republican and Democratic national conventions as both parties hope to connect with Latino voters.
See more in United States, Ethnicity and National Identity, Polls, U.S. Election 2012
Richard M. Thompson II assesses the use of drones under the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.
See more in United States, Homeland Security, National Security and Defense, Counterterrorism
Matt Bai discusses with Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich whether it was Kasich's JobsOhio program or President Obama's stimulus plan and the bailout of automotive giant General Motors that should be credited with improving the job market and economy in Ohio.
See more in United States, Economic Development, Infrastructure
Will Marshall writes in Foreign Policy that even though President Obama has been able to neutralize the Republican Party's traditional advantage on national security, with the upcoming presidential election, now is the time to return to the liberal principle of defense of freedom at home and abroad.
See more in United States, Defense/Homeland Security, Foreign Policy History, U.S. Election 2012
Neil King Jr. of the Wall Street Journal explains that despite several shared beliefs, the Republican Party and the Latino community remain at odds over immigration and how this will influence the presidential elections in November.
See more in United States, Ethnicity and National Identity, Immigration, U.S. Election 2012
The World Economic Forum released this year's Global Competitiveness Report, which analyzes and ranks 144 economies and suggests that productivity improvements and private sector investment will be key to improving global economies.
See more in United States, Economic Development, Geoeconomics
A history of targeted killings and the U.S. policy stance toward their use in military practices.
See more in Middle East, Defense Strategy, Human Rights
This report from the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic of Stanford Law School and the Global Justice Clinic and New York University School of Law studies the extent to which drone strikes in Pakistan have conformed to international law and caused harm or injury to civilians.
See more in Pakistan, Proliferation