As Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson Didn’t Follow the Script for Success
Don’t hate the player — hate the game.
Prague Opened the Door to Chinese Influence. Now It May Need to Change Course.
The fall of a shadowy Chinese oil magnate may bring a reckoning to cozy Czech-Chinese relations.
The Middle East Needs a Steady Boyfriend
Arab countries suddenly find Vladimir Putin attractive because they feel neglected by Washington.
Good Riddance to CIA Director Pompeo
Nobody's throwing goodbye parties at Langley for the outgoing boss.
What to Expect From Talks With North Korea
This week’s guest, Mickey Bergman, has been to the table with North Korea before and knows what to expect from the upcoming talks.
America and Turkey Need to Step Back From the Brink
Washington and Ankara are playing a dangerous game of chicken in Syria.
Haley: Vote With U.S. at U.N. or We’ll Cut Your Aid
In a proposed aid overhaul, Nikki Haley embraces an “America first” foreign policy.
Trump Finally Rolls Out Some (Limited) Russia Sanctions
The Treasury Department sanctioned Russian intelligence agencies and officials — again. But lawmakers and experts wonder when the real response will come.
Saudi Arabia Can Win Islam’s War of Ideas
Mohammed bin Salman’s embrace of “moderate Islam” deserves the Trump administration’s support.
Mike Pompeo Will Be North Korea’s Trump-Whisperer
The new secretary of state could decide the success of the high-stakes Korea summit.
Give North Korea All the Prestige It Wants
Donald Trump can afford the humiliation of negotiating with Kim Jong Un.
It’s Time to Play Hardball With Poland
Brussels needs to admit that Warsaw's democratic charade is over.
Trump Opened ‘Pandora’s Box’ With Tariffs
There’s a reason countries have been loath to use the national security excuse to slap tariffs on imports: It’s a recipe for disaster.
An Interview With the President of NATO’s Most Persistent Applicant
In Washington this week, the Georgian president talks Trump, the Atlantic alliance, and Saakashvili.
House Proposal Targets Confucius Institutes as Foreign Agents
The draft bill is the first legislative attempt to push back against the Chinese state-run programs.
Mohammed bin Salman Isn’t Wonky Enough
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince knows his country needs an economic overhaul, but his plans don’t add up.
Italy Is the West’s Future
The chaos of Italy's election is the result of long-standing trends — and a preview of what's to come in Europe.
Trump’s Man in Moscow
Most of Washington is scared to meet with Russians. Jon Huntsman wants to meet as many as possible.
China’s Zombie Firms Can’t Lurch Forever
As state-backed companies' debts mount, China faces an inevitable slowdown.