Managing the Iranian Challenge

How skill at devising and executing foreign policy could lay the foundation for a mature and mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and Iran.

An Epoch Named!

The Nation announces the winner of its “Name our Epoch!” contest.

Strange Strike

Syria learned yet again with the recent helicopter attack, when it comes to relations with Washington, no good deed goes unpunished.

A New Cold War?

A New Cold War?

Politics is much like physics, columnist Conn Hallinan argues: for every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction. And NATO is generating just such a reaction.

Asia’s New Axis?

New leaders in Australia and South Korea could mean a shift in geopolitical weight in Asia.

Talking Peace, Preparing for War

Northeast Asia heaved a sigh of relief at the latest news of a breakthrough in the nuclear negotiations with North Korea.

Getting Smart About Cuba

Now that Fidel Castro has stepped down, it’s time to derail the embargo gravy train.

Iran in the Crosshairs

Iran in the Crosshairs

As George W. Bush’s administration enters its last year in office, the danger of a U.S. military attack on Iran looms.