Emmanuel Macron Wants YOU for the French Army
Mandatory military conscription is the French equivalent of Donald Trump’s wall – a pet project that’s become a political albatross.
Make the Papal States Great Again
Italy’s most dangerous populists are the immigrant-hating Catholic fundamentalists of Forza Nuova.
Don’t Make African Nations Borrow Money to Support Refugees
Poor countries have borne the brunt of the refugee crisis. Tanzania’s refusal to bear the cost of a new U.N. program is a warning to the West.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Eastern Mediterranean energy patch is hot — unfortunately, in more ways than one.
Trump Administration Turns Away Iranian Christians
Despite White House promises and U.S. legal protections for religious minorities, Washington rejects appeal for asylum from more than 100 Iranian Christians.
U.S. Spies to Partner With Humanitarian Groups to Keep an Eye on North Korea
The imagery agency wants its own “CIA World Factbook.”
Trump’s Middle East Strategy Is Totally Boring
There’s a very familiar method to the administration’s apparent regional madness.
At the Munich Security Conference, the United States Lacked Bravery and Leadership
The Trump administration looked small and inconsequential on the international stage.
Spy Chiefs Descend on Munich Confab in Record Numbers
An annual security gathering in Munich has become the new hot spot for top intelligence officials meeting in the shadows of a public event.
Trump’s Attempt to Strike “Ultimate” Middle East Deal Faces New Setback
Mahmoud Abbas challenges American leadership of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process at the United Nations.
Europe’s Sanctions-Blocking Threats Are Empty
When it comes to Iran sanctions, the EU must satisfy Trump’s demands. Access to the U.S. financial system hangs in the balance.
Grand Strategy Isn’t Grand Enough
The world’s best national security minds know to study every aspect of foreign policy. That’s not enough.
Ethiopia’s Great Rift
Will a power struggle within the ruling party lead to reform — or more repression?
The Best International Relations Schools in the World
The latest ranking of the top 50 IR programs for undergraduates, master's, and Ph.D.s.
America’s IR Schools Are Broken
There’s a lot of innovation on the surface, but the rot runs deep. Here’s how to fix it.
It’s Never Been a Better Time to Study IR
Donald Trump has changed the world — and some people will understand it better than others.
Security Brief: U.S. Officials Reassure Allies in Munich; Mueller Indicts 13 Russians
Trump administration officials spent the weekend in Munich telling their European counterparts to please ignore President Donald Trump’s tweets and to focus on their more sober-minded statements.
Tillerson Can’t Fix What Ails U.S. Ties With Turkey
The Trump administration’s not-so-charm offensive may have steered U.S.-Turkey relations away from the brink of collapse. That’s no cause for a victory lap just yet.
This Is What $1.25 Million Dollars a Month Bought the Russians
A birthday card! An all-American trip! Tweets! Stolen American identities!