Eritrea’s Afwerki is fueling bloodshed in Tigray—and offering other regional leaders lessons in authoritarianism.
It’s no coincidence that, after years of fighting abroad, the United States is beset with paranoia, loss of trust, and increasingly bitter divisions.
As Washington ramps up to defend democracy, Beijing is still motivated mostly by geography.
In Sunday’s legislative elections, voters overwhelmingly backed a popular president promising change, despite criticisms of democratic backsliding.
The Arab moment has passed. Competition between non-Arab powers—Turkey, Iran, and Israel—will shape the region’s future.
Wendy Sherman and Colin Kahl will likely get grilled by Republicans over their role in the 2015 nuclear pact.
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.
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.
Why the Russian government is now equating digital journalism with foreign espionage.
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.
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.
The number of women in elected office is on the rise, but that hasn’t necessarily translated into more power.
Rwanda’s president once welcomed the Hollywood film. His recent attacks on the movie and its protagonist show that his government cannot handle dissent.
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.