So far, attacks attributed to Iran haven’t resulted in a military confrontation with the United States.
At the United Nations General Assembly, the United States must push back against their agenda.
Retired Vice Adm. John Miller says the United States and Saudi Arabia should ratchet up the war in Yemen to hit back at Iran.
The United States and Europe will regret letting Beijing win the race to govern digital technology.
The administration is building a case that Tehran is to blame for a series of strikes on Saudi oil infrastructure.
China’s salami-slicing tactics can be countered—if Taipei stays smart.
Plus: A summit in Ankara, Boris Johnson’s trip to Luxembourg, and what to watch in the world this week.
Tensions in the region spike as U.S. blames Iran.
Benjamin Netanyahu scores political points by promising to annex the West Bank. If he does, Israel will begin a long transformative struggle between apartheid and multinational democracy—and democracy will win.
A Belgian fighter captured in Syria was transported to Iraq to face trial. He’s now on death row.
Instead, Washington should focus on helping end conflicts around the world.
But his fingerprints aren’t the only ones on the murder weapon.
On the podcast: America’s first post-9/11 envoy to Afghanistan recounts the early months of the war there.
Plus: Iran’s released oil tanker, rallies in Hong Kong, and the other stories we’re following today.
Who got the ax—and who resigned in the nick of time.
Despite rising inequality, lagging productivity, and serious long-term challenges, the current election campaign has barely mentioned economic policy.
The departure of Trump’s hawkish national security advisor raised hopes in Washington, but a sudden thaw with Tehran is unlikely.
Ordinary Afghans felt excluded from the talks and feared an empowered Taliban.
Some Israelis are worried it will leave them alone to confront Iran in the region.
An abrupt end to a possible deal with the Taliban sticks the United States deeper in the quagmire.
Big investors are starting to use a new metric to assess financial risk: rates of gender-based violence.
The mainland’s new nationalism comes with a heavy dose of old patriarchy.
A new national security advisor could allow progress on a number of diplomatic fronts.
Africa has the world’s youngest population and its oldest leaders. If the next generation wants change, young Africans must abandon dreams of private-sector success and enter the political arena.
Plus: The Bahamas’ missing people, another Democratic debate, and the other stories we’re following today.
Some of his policies point to deeper integration, some to decoupling. He’ll need to pick one—or fail at both.
After 18 years of war, thousands of lives lost, and hundreds of billions of dollars squandered, the United States accomplished precisely nothing.
A number of names have emerged as top contenders for the job, but at the end of the day, Trump will remain the decider-in-chief.
For the Chinese middle class, pork is a key indicator of prosperity.
The mace is a symbol of royal power—and sometimes of lawmakers’ anger.
Beijing’s hostility started long before the trade war.
Some contend that the department’s delay in approving his memoir was due to longstanding protocol, not ill will.
Those who arrived to study in an unrecognized territory are finding they are their own best advocates.
Even as it paints itself as an ally in Afghanistan, the Kremlin is busy undercutting Washington.
Today’s university freshmen were born after the Twin Towers fell. In the Trump era, lack of historical perspective makes young people susceptible to alarmism and more likely to misread threats.
Plus: John Bolton’s dismissal, Canada’s election campaign, and the other stories we’re following today.
This chart shows how that compares to the last 30 years of U.S. presidential security aides.
The slaying of a local elder foretells the end of peace talks and the renewal of violence in Afghanistan.
New Delhi has never recognized the Taliban as a legitimate political actor.
Another national security advisor departs the White House after losing a series of policy battles.
Veteran diplomat Ryan Crocker talks about the “catastrophic” plans for a Taliban summit and scant hopes for any enduring peace deal.
A new administration could re-enter the accord within 60 days.
If Democrats win in 2020, they should work with America’s regional allies to strike a new nuclear agreement while showing zero tolerance for Tehran’s regional destabilization campaign.
Around the world, political freedom isn’t just slipping away—it’s getting dragged down by fervent enemies.
Plus: Afghanistan braces for violence, Britain’s Parliament is suspended, and the other stories we’re following today.
A translation of spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid’s warning for the United States.
Previous uprisings have failed due to squabbling among elites, poor civil-military relations, and a lack of economic development. Both sides of the transitional government must avoid past mistakes.
From politicians to activists to children, India is running out of space for its prisoners.
The UAE decided it would be a leader in shaping the Middle East. Now it’s made a dramatic U-turn.
Bolton’s pushback and Pentagon concerns over a potential deal with the Afghan insurgents helped convince the U.S. president to cancel the contentious summit.