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As tensions with Russia escalate over the NSA whistleblower's status, what real options does the president still have?
Analysis: Allies are few and critics are fierce as the Obama administration engages in increasingly desperate semantic acrobatics over Egypt.
Divulging classified information can get you branded a traitor and stranded in a Moscow airport. Or it could get you the top job at the CIA.
New snooping scandals and old political disagreements are making life difficult for Washington as it campaigns to get Edward Snowden back on US soil.
Analysis: The scandal over NSA leaker Edward Snowden reveals a steady decline of America’s prestige and power in the world.
Analysis: Peace talks with the Taliban resume as Afghans assume the lead on security. So where’s the good news?
Analysis: As Washington prepares to widen its intervention in the Syrian civil war, it is haunted by actions it took — and failed to take in the past.
Analysis: As the Obama administration defends its PRISM program in Congress, experts warn that privacy may be a thing of the past.
Analysis: Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning are shattering the traditional concepts of patriotism, loyalty, even legality. A new TV series can’t be far behind.
As Obama meets with Xi, he may have trouble claiming the moral high ground.
Analysis: Shocking revelations that the government is monitoring phone, internet and credit card records is old news to many. Critics say ‘Welcome to the Bush-Obama era.’
Analysis: The president renews efforts to close the Guantanamo detention facility, but does he really have a chance?
Analysis: Pouncing on The Associated Press phone records probe and the IRS scandal, right and left finally unite — in excoriating the White House.
Analysis: As wounds slowly heal, national divisions reassert themselves with a vengeance.
News analysis: Were the Tsarnaev brothers Chechen nationalists? Global jihadists? Alienated youth? The varied, often self-serving “explanations” continue to pour in.
Analysis: The killing of young foreign service officer Anne Smedinghoff in Afghanistan raises painful questions about a conflict that's gone on too long.
Mounting public support for the Army private at the center of the WikiLeaks scandal could be very bad news for Washington.
Analysis: When it comes to sex crimes, the United States has little room to preach to other countries.
Analysis: The conservative gathering projects a strictly America-centric view of the world.
A new book by an administration insider argues a “dithering” White House has led to key missteps in Afghanistan and a loss of American power in the world.