Experts and former diplomats want to see Biden pick up the pace on nominations to better compete with China on the world stage.
The Biden administration takes a novel, broad-brush approach to Russia’s nefarious activity.
A U.S. operation targeting Indian claims has drawn unnecessary outrage.
Conservative Guillermo Lasso will take office as an isolated president with a weak mandate, tasked with restoring faith in the country's institutions.
Pulling out all U.S. troops is the administration’s risky plan to pressure Kabul and the Taliban to make peace.
With troops to depart on Sept. 11, the next five months are critical for any chance of peace.
Plans for a global pandemic treaty don’t solve the problem of China’s refusal to cooperate.
In Eastern European countries that have accepted the Russian vaccine, destabilization has followed.
Making nice after an alleged coup attempt obscures serious challenges, including water scarcity, a refugee crisis, and unhelpful neighbors.
Western democracies look the other way as a dictatorial ally in the war on terror holds another election marred by violence and intimidation.
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.
Local community projects are already powering parts of London and could pave the way for a green transition.
This week’s attack on an Iranian enrichment facility has improved the country’s negotiating position.
Syrian government is using aid deliveries as a weapon, State Department reports.
There’s much more evidence of the monarch’s poor governance than a foreign conspiracy against him.
Muslims need their own nationwide party, he believes. And he’s going to build it.
Loyalist fears that Boris Johnson is abandoning them have sparked a wave of violence that could endanger the Good Friday Agreement.
Most solar panels come from China, and using them to fuel a clean energy transition risks reliance on Uyghur slave labor.
China is governed by a totalitarian regime. Why is that so hard to say?
It’s been a difficult and dizzying few months for Turkey—which is just the way the president likes it.
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.
March brought a new wave of migrants at the U.S. border—plus the pope’s historic visit to Iraq, continued bloodshed in Myanmar, and a colossal logjam in the Suez Canal.
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.