May 19, 2020

Israeli activist with banner protesting Trump's Middle East peace plan

How Israeli Annexation Talk Is Already Reshaping the Middle East

Palestinians withdraw from peace deals, and Jordan could be next, as Israel edges closer to appropriating land outright.

The World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva on April 24.

Trump Stumbles in Effort to Confront China at WHO

U.S. fails to gain support for an immediate investigation into coronavirus origins and for bringing Taiwan on as observer. 

A statue of the ancient Greek goddess Athena is illuminated under a full moon in central Athens on July 27, 2018.

Strategists Have Forgotten the Power of Stories

The arts are invaluable to national security policymakers facing an ever-changing future.

President George W. Bush declares the end of major combat in Iraq under a “Mission Accomplished” banner aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln off the California coast on May 1, 2003.

Trump’s Epic Coronavirus Fail Follows Bush’s 9/11 Playbook

The nostalgia for George W. Bush inspired by his rousing coronavirus video message is misplaced.

U.S. Army soldiers, part of the coalition against the Islamic State, at an air base northwest of Kirkuk, Iraq, before a planned pullout of U.S. forces, on March 29.

The Pentagon Tries to Pivot out of the Middle East—Again

Confusion over the removal of missiles and aircraft from Saudi Arabia could invite the aggression the United States is trying to avoid.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Chinese President  Xi Jinping at the first session of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017.

In the Post-Pandemic Cold War, America Is Losing Europe

In the growing confrontation with China, Europe is starting to take sides—just not America’s.

Wilcannia Coronavirus Street Sign

Indigenous Australians Avert an Outbreak—for Now

When the coronavirus arrived, aboriginal communities sprang into action long before the government. But in light of a neglected health system, can their tenuous successes be maintained?

Workers move molten iron at a furnace in the production area of the Zhongtian Steel Group Corp. in Changzhou, China, on May 13, 2016.

Don’t Let China Steal Your Steel Industry

Beijing is rapidly becoming the dominant player in an industry vital to defense and technology companies. If the United States and Europe aren’t careful, they will become dependent.

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