With China strongly backing its big national firms, the West should consider doing the same.
The truce won’t bring peace, but it does offer new opportunities for cooperation.
A transcript of Antony Blinken’s remarks on U.S. foreign policy.
To counter China in the region, the United States should invest in fighting corruption.
The new administration has committed to far-reaching human rights goals that could easily backfire.
Outside parties may have pushed the two sides toward a cease-fire. To keep the peace, they’ll need continued support.
The number of women in elected office is on the rise, but that hasn’t necessarily translated into more power.
Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki is fueling bloodshed in Tigray—and offering other regional leaders lessons in authoritarianism.
Looking back on 50 years of U.S. foreign policy and the lessons they hold for Washington today.
The fuzzy goodwill between Biden and America’s Asian allies will soon be tested by China’s growing power.
The best way for Biden to build better partnerships abroad is to get America’s own house in order—that starts with human rights.
The dollar is dead. Long live the dollar.
The Arab moment has passed. Competition between non-Arab powers—Turkey, Iran, and Israel—will shape the region’s future.
As Sri Lanka shows, when it comes to Chinese debt, small states have agency and great powers have responsibilities.
Why Boris Johnson’s failures in the pandemic are partly the product of the office he holds.
As Washington ramps up to defend democracy, Beijing is still motivated mostly by geography.
“The World for Sale” peels back the cover on the secretive—and sometimes shady—people who make the modern world go around.
A new cease-fire at the Line of Control must avoid problems that have derailed past attempts at peace.
The best thing Biden can do is lighten up on China and let gravity take its toll.
It’s no coincidence that, after years of fighting abroad, the United States is beset with paranoia, loss of trust, and increasingly bitter divisions.
The new administration, like previous ones, has a Middle East quagmire. But it’s trying some nuanced moves to break free.
Ignoring the central role of race and colonialism in world affairs precludes an accurate understanding of the modern state system.
International relations theorists once explored racism. What has the field lost by giving that up?
The new administration can learn from South Africa’s experience with transitional justice.
Nine experts on the future of education after the pandemic.
February brought unrest in Myanmar after a military coup—plus a spectacular volcanic show in Italy, a reopened border for asylum seekers in the United States, and a celebrated landing on Mars.
Fists raised and voices lifted, people around the world took to the streets in 2020—to stand up against police brutality, demand democracy, and confront other injustices. A look at some of the photos that captured the year’s most defining movements.