Biden is expected to announce a 50 percent reduction in U.S. emissions by 2030. Will that encourage other countries to do the same?
Finding Derek Chauvin guilty of murder provides Americans with accountability—not justice. Now lawmakers need to make sure the system actually changes.
Lula may offer the strongest alternative to Bolsonaro, yet his policies for Brazil won’t fully address the country’s challenges.
Quiet threats, not public pronouncements, could be the best way to save Navalny.
Sarah Margon has been an outspoken critic of authoritarian allies of the United States.
In a contentious international environment, superpowers can spur each other on.
Stunning mayoral losses may bode ill for the liberals.
Nicolás Maduro has given the international community the opening it’s been waiting for.
The Biden administration’s new mantra falls one step short.
At this week’s summit, the United States will need to think bigger. Here’s how.
“You face a two-front war where we don’t have a two-front military,” said one former Trump official.
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.
In a new documentary about mujra dancers, Saad Khan escapes the Western documentary complex to give his subjects the chance to speak in their own words.
In Logar province, just outside of Kabul, fear of a Taliban takeover rises.
Details of the ships haunting disputed rocks show China’s plans.
The recent obsession with the term is misguided and harmful.
Can the leader of the Maronite church help bring an end to sectarian strife?
Reducing Iran’s breakout time and restoring robust monitoring are the most urgent priorities.
The war in Afghanistan needed to wind down. But Washington is learning the wrong lesson.
As immigration becomes a political crisis, the U.S. president has chosen pandering to nativists over problem-solving.
The country can’t contain insurgent movements until it has a comprehensive national plan for tackling them.
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.