After 9/11, Biden embraced the idea that U.S. troops should leave the country better than how they found it. Now, as president, he’s withdrawing them regardless.
The way we talk about climate change and our effect on the planet is all wrong—and increasingly dangerous.
Washington wants to reclaim climate leadership and get other major countries to ramp up ambitions.
A new book argues that Churchill’s famous folly was ultimately about food, fear, and free trade.
But will he really end the United States’ other open-ended conflicts?
The country can’t contain insurgent movements until it has a comprehensive national plan for tackling them.
In Eastern European countries that have accepted the Russian vaccine, destabilization has followed.
Rocky Brazil-U.S. diplomacy on protecting the rainforest approaches a pivotal moment.
Making nice after an alleged coup attempt obscures serious challenges, including water scarcity, a refugee crisis, and unhelpful neighbors.
Chief negotiator Robert Malley begins to forge a compromise with both Iran and hard-liners at home.
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.
After making the right call on withdrawal, the U.S. president better get ready for second-guessing.
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?
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.