The Ethiopian government is facing mounting allegations that foreign soldiers and Amhara regional forces committed atrocities during the war in Tigray.
The Arab moment has passed. Competition between non-Arab powers—Turkey, Iran, and Israel—will shape the region’s future.
The number of women in elected office is on the rise, but that hasn’t necessarily translated into more power.
As Ankara grows more economically dependent on Beijing, the Turkish government is no longer offering a safe haven or defending Uyghur rights.
As Sri Lanka shows, when it comes to Chinese debt, small states have agency and great powers have responsibilities.
“Quo Vadis, Aida?” could do for the Srebrenica massacre what “Schindler’s List” accomplished for the Holocaust.
U.S. and European COVID-19 shots aren’t enough. It is time to tap into Africa, Asia, and Latin America’s enormous production capacity.
During crisis after crisis, London’s financial giants cried wolf about leaving. Now the wolf is at the door.
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.
For Beijing, a reliable democratic government is better than an unpredictable and expansionist military junta.
Once teeming lakes are fast disappearing and with them, a lucrative career for tens of thousands of people in the region.
A 2-century-old Indian Chinese community is threatened by tensions between the two countries.
Rwanda’s president once welcomed the Hollywood film. His recent attacks on the movie and its protagonist show that his government cannot handle dissent.
The Biden administration wants to downgrade the region. Here are the countries he can ignore—and the ones he can’t.
The educated middle classes that were meant to be the foundation of a new Afghanistan are tired of terror, insecurity, and the return of the Taliban.
Beijing and New Delhi may be disengaging in the Pangong Tso lake region, but their divisions are more fraught than ever.
A new cease-fire at the Line of Control must avoid problems that have derailed past attempts at peace.
The new U.S. president believes in the legitimacy of American power. Does the rest of the world?
One year after the world declared borders shut, there is still no plan to reduce the toll on millions of lives.
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.