Ira Chernus is a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research focuses on the discourse of peace, war, foreign policy, and nationalism in the United States.
Romney's handling of the Benghazi episode capitalizes on a foundational myth of U.S. politics: that the world is America's to lose.
Has the Obama administration capitulated to Israel or made a shrewd calculation?
To reach a peace settlement in the Middle East, the United States has to put pressure on Israel and reach out to Hamas.
Netanyahu's recent speech in favor of a Palestinian state contained several contradictory elements that cleverly undermined its central message.
With all his talk of war and terrorism, the president seems to be edging closer to the stances of the previous administration.
The fear factor prevents an easy solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. What are Israeli Jews afraid of?
American foreign policy is built on a deep foundation of Christian theology.
Ira Chernus writes that Americans crave a foreign policy based on moral conviction. Neoconservatives have offered one version. The left must provide a different one.