China's first nuclear test happened 50 years ago, leading the U.S. to develop policies to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. These policies are underappreciated because their successes are far less visible than their failures.
Tom Ricks thinks that political scientists have nothing useful to say about international security. If he took the time to actually read it seriously, he might have a different opinion.
Wars have become less fatal but not necessarily less frequent
States often try to wage war surreptitiously through secretly helping insurgent groups. This strategy can go badly wrong, even when the state tries to retain control.
It's possible that new sanctions might strengthen Obama's hand in the Iran negotiations. But that's not the way you should be betting.
Convincing Iran to settle for nuclear latency may require some concessions from the United States. But this isn't surprising.
What you need to know about the Iranian nuclear program
Don't expect to see any Pearl Harbor style cyber attacks, unless you're watching a bad Bruce Willis movie.
Alliances across different countries' spying agencies are probably more important than the disagreements between them.
Hypocrisy, timing, personal relationships, costly signals and European domestic politics explain what's happening over wiretapping.