April 29, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden leaves after speaking about COVID-19 vaccinations.

Health Experts Slam Biden’s ‘Massive’ Global Leadership Failure

Biden’s speech to Congress ignores his dithering on COVID-19 vaccine patents, jeopardizing millions of lives in other nations, critics say.

People walk past a mural showing the face of George Floyd on a section of Israel's controversial separation barrier in the city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank on March 31.

Does America Need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission?

Transitional justice has worked for dozens of countries with a legacy of systemic abuses.

Demobilized French soldiers arrive at the Gare de Lyon on their return from the First Indochina War in Paris, in May 1949.

What Biden Should Learn From Indochina

France’s withdrawal shows sometimes the costs of maintaining the status quo are higher than the costs of a drastic policy change.

Mohammed bin Salman meets Mustafa Al-Kadhimi.

Why Mohammed bin Salman Suddenly Wants to Talk to Iran

Secret meetings have been going on at least since January, catalyzed by the specter of U.S. withdrawal from the region.

Men work at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Only Washington Can Save the Renaissance Dam Negotiations Now

Since Ethiopia has hampered negotiations, Egypt needs the United States to preserve its access to the Nile.

Sahak Tavukcu mops the floor of the Surp Hresdagabet Church in Istanbul.

For Turkey’s Armenians, Biden’s Genocide Declaration Makes Little Difference

A century after the mass killings, Armenians in Turkey are still outcasts.

Protesters carry placards to demand that ailing President Muhammadu Buhari resume work or resign in Abuja, Nigeria on August 7, 2017.

Nigeria’s President Should Resign

Muhammadu Buhari has failed to provide the security and stability he promised.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military parade.

Is History Coming for Sisi’s Regime?

The clearest perspective on Egypt’s current military ruler is offered by a dissident who has seen previous ones rise—and fall.

Nord Stream 2 road sign in Germany

How to Break the Logjam Over Nord Stream 2

The Russo-German pipeline has zero impact on European security. But Ukraine should be helped.

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