U.S. political parties have reshuffled every few decades, and 2020 may be the year they do it again.
For decades, U.S. strategists were thinking short-term. Its leaders should start taking an infinite perspective.
The militant group mines almost half a billion dollars a year from Afghan soil—and wants more.
The continent’s pop culture market is booming, just as U.S.-Chinese competition is heating up.
How not to evaluate American grand strategy.
The NGOs and activists criticizing the commission’s inaugural report are distorting its contents.
The conflict between Ethiopia and Egypt over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has already started. It’s just happening in cyberspace.
U.S. officials still likely to use the General Assembly to push for more pressure on Iran.
The best way to advance U.S. interests isn’t to chastise the United Nations—it’s to participate actively in its proceedings.
The postwar institution designed to maintain global peace has fallen short of many goals, but on the whole succeeded.
The choice is simple: accept devastating wildfires, extreme weather, species loss, and disease outbreaks or secure a sustainable future at a fraction of the cost.
“We don’t need a cheering section,” said Trump’s U.N ambassador. But Washington does need international compliance to make snapback sanctions work.
It doesn’t matter whether Bush or Trump was worse when the problems are the same.
No matter the president, Washington won’t stand for Brasilia’s growing ties with Beijing.
Scotland, six years after its last crack at independence, is hankering to be a “global good gal,” charting its own foreign-policy course independent of London.
Why Pankaj Mishra sees the ideology’s limits more clearly than its most powerful fans.
Republicans prepare to confirm her replacement as Democrats cry foul.
Washington’s reliance on sanctions and maximum pressure will make it harder to strike a new deal constraining Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
A string of assassinations has spawned conspiracy theories and intercommunal suspicion, threatening the country’s stability.
The burning of the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos has exposed the EU’s short-sighted, inhumane, and ineffective approach to asylum.
Journalist Patrícia Campos Mello has faced some of the worst disinformation campaigns in Brazil. Now she’s raising awareness to fight back.
Immunization to COVID-19 is supposed to solve our problems—but it’s starting to trigger even bigger ones.
Trump will try to replace her quickly, saying the future of the Supreme Court is at stake.
New Delhi’s crackdown on dissent is endangering free speech and the entire system of criminal justice.
The tense move in Belarus comes as the U.N. special rapporteur warns that “another iron curtain” could descend in Europe.
Bibi succumbs to pressure from religious factions even as he imposes a second nationwide lockdown.
Bipartisan congressional support for removing Sudan from U.S. terrorism lists grows as Khartoum pledges hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to American victims.
A new law meant to keep Chinese telecoms out of American networks threatens to make life impossible for diplomats, aid workers, and the military across much of Africa and Asia.
In Tanzania and elsewhere, the pandemic and creeping authoritarianism are colliding, making both problems far worse.
Hezbollah’s dominance has deprived non-Shiite Lebanese of a voice in their own country. It is time to reconsider a century of consociational democracy and return to a form of federalism.
To rebuild its position as a powerhouse, the country will need to focus on its deeper problems.
As Trump’s ban on TikTok looms, a deal is on the table that would see China’s ByteDance retain majority ownership in the app.
Ordinary Catholics deserve to know the details of the arrangement.
Retaining the U.S. advantage needs funding, not xenophobia.
With nearly 98,000 new cases recorded on Thursday, India will soon surpass the United States as the country most affected by the pandemic.
Todd Stern, Obama’s right hand at the Paris accords, says this U.S. election is make-or-break for efforts to fight runaway climate change.
Despite deteriorating relations in recent years, Israel and Jordan should return to a history of cooperation on water resources.
After parliamentary elections, a pro-West government is out. Europe and the United States should take note.
The bestselling book “Caste” brilliantly frames racial hierarchies in the United States but largely ignores the horrors of India’s caste structure.
Today’s ally can become tomorrow’s enemy, as Israel’s history of friendship with pre-revolutionary Iran and pre-Erdogan Turkey illustrates.
The inequalities of the past can’t set the rules of the present.
The U.S. approach to its great power rival might not change significantly if Democrats take the White House in November.
Jared Kushner cited Lewis Carroll’s classic as the key to understanding Trump. He’s right—just not in the way he thinks.
As relations with China continue to deteriorate, Washington prepares to deepen its security ties with Taiwan.
Maximum pressure has not destroyed the Iranian economy, and Tehran is now sharing its lessons in resilience with Nicolás Maduro’s beleaguered regime in Caracas.
Despite efforts by China hawks to blunt Beijing’s influence, a Chinese firm will retain majority ownership of the app.
The public can handle disasters better than lying leaders can.
The Israeli prime minister is trying to coast on his reputation as a grandmaster of national security, diplomacy, and economics—but it isn’t working.
With few friends left in the West, Ankara is counting on Beijing for help.
Seoul seems to have shown the way to mitigating both the health and the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.