If you want immediate access to search, click any of the tabs above: Climate, Development, and so forth. There is also more specialized search under "More" with thematic search engines and search focusing on think tanks around the world, including Austrlia, Brazil, China, to just mention ABC.
Why are you not landing on the blog, and not a particular search page when going to the homepage? Although Americans are about are the single largest group, they constitute less than a third of all users.
While the Foreign Policy tab is currently most popular, many other search pages also draw traffic. Thus we keep the first page general, although this will mean another click for all users. Consider setting a bookmark. More about user numbers and geographic spread soon.