Hodan Osman couldn’t stamp out Somalia’s endemic corruption. But she made sure the country’s soldiers got paid.
It doesn’t matter if Russia actually sways the vote. What matters is whether Americans think it did.
Everyone writes off the European Union as dull and prone to fracture. But the last decade shows that Brussels is smarter than Beijing, London, Moscow, and Washington.
Apple TV+ premieres series by the director of “Homeland” that captivated Israelis this summer.
A new game meant to help the U.S. government write the 2018 National Defense Strategy shows what happens when resources and commitments collide.
Trump’s executive order taking aim at diversity training could make it even harder to fix the State Department’s dismal record on inclusion.
Pompeo's speeches in potential battleground states during official State Department trips have drawn fire from Democratic lawmakers.
Columnist James Traub offers an inside preview of the foreign-policy vision, and instincts, of the potential 46th president of the United States.
A solid blue state is closer to being in play this year—galvanizing Somali Americans in an election they call “do or die.”
The region has always had problems—but it’s now almost past the point of recovery.
The bestselling book “Caste” brilliantly frames racial hierarchies in the United States but largely ignores the horrors of India’s caste structure.
Anne Applebaum wants to understand rising illiberalism but is clinging to a Cold War moral framework that no longer applies.
Lessons from ancient Greece and Islamic finance for creating a tax that will benefit the poor—and the wealthy, too.
Staff reviews of recent releases on U.S. isolationism, the future of energy, and China’s new Silk Road.
The 2020 election is veering into dangerous territory—and liberalism won’t be enough to win.
Normalizing ties with Israel could mean removal from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list—but U.S. legislators are standing in the way.
U.S. diplomacy has failed. African diplomacy can’t afford to.
Formerly competitors, Paris and Rome’s Pax Mediterranea may spell Ankara’s final estrangement from Europe.
An inspector general’s report concludes that State officials nixed a high-profile award out of fear of offending higher-ups—then lied about it.
A country that previously took in refugees could become an exporter of people as government ineptitude and an economic cataclysm destroy all hope.
The real achievement of the Abraham Accords isn’t geopolitical—it’s cultural.
New Delhi’s crackdown on dissent is endangering free speech and the entire system of criminal justice.
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?
Twelve experts on planning, policy, history, and health predict the future of cities.
The burning of the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos has exposed the EU’s short-sighted, inhumane, and ineffective approach to asylum.