Can Obama’s National Security Braintrust Get Elected in the Age of Trump?
Foreign policy alumni are trying to shake of the “D.C. insider" reputation and sail into Congress
The Royal Baby Is Lucky He Wasn’t Born in America
Everyone in the West, royalty or not, gets better maternal health care than parents in the United States.
How AI Could Destabilize Nuclear Deterrence
A new Rand Corp. report finds artificial intelligence could increase the risk of nuclear war.
Mike Pompeo Needs to Clean Up After Rex Tillerson
The new secretary of state should focus on rebuilding his department.
Merkel Has Disastrously Bungled Her Relationship With Trump
The chancellor’s approach has been typical of German foreign policy: moralistic, hypocritical — and completely ineffective.
Sometimes Armenian Protests Are Just Armenian Protests
Not every post-Soviet revolution is about the geopolitics of Russia.
Macron’s Centrism Is Coming Apart at the Seams
The French president spent his first year steering his country to the right — and his supporters on the left are starting to wonder what they signed up for.
Security Brief: Kim Pledges to Halt Testing; Macron Comes to Washington
Public posturing begins ahead of planned summit.
Bolton’s Pick for Deputy Could Roil Pentagon Relations
Mira Ricardel clashed with Defense Secretary James Mattis’s team in the early days of Trump’s presidency.
China’s $6 Billion Propaganda Blitz Is a Snooze
Beijing’s propaganda works at home, but it can't compete globally.
Human Rights Groups Bristling at State Department Report
What’s not in the report is as important as what’s in it.
Congress Has Willfully Abdicated Its Responsibility Over War
It’s time for legislators to share in the authority they claim to want.
Emmanuel Macron’s Critique of Pure Liberalism
It’s not an accident that Donald Trump’s closest foreign friend is the French president.
The Scramble for Africa’s Athletes
Shady sports agents have taken a page from human traffickers. They’re luring young men to Europe with promises of fame and exploiting them instead.
What Comes Next in Syria?
With President Trump’s strikes on Assad’s regime, the Syrian civil war is at the forefront of the global political stage. But what happens when the strikes are over?
Lost in the Middle East
The incoherence of Washington's Syria policy is a symptom of its failure to define a new role in the world.
Turkey Wants to Veto Civil Society Organizations at the OSCE
It wouldn’t be the first time Erdogan took domestic politics to the international arena.
Trump Is Moving in the Right Direction on North Korea
The risks of a summit remain high. But diplomacy works.
Peacekeepers Shouldn’t Always Be Peaceful
The United Nations needs to accept that it's possible to fight and broker peace agreements at the same time.