The big strategic game in Asia isn’t military but economic.
Garry Kasparov on why this weekend’s protests may be the beginning of the end of autocracy in Russia.
The Egyptian president enjoyed relative impunity during the Trump years. Now, an uptick in repression at home—and criticism from abroad—may end up spelling his downfall.
Capitalism is making decisions that democracy should.
Jan. 6 was a classic example of propaganda by the deed—a revolutionary approach favored by everyone from 19th-century anarchists to Osama bin Laden.
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.
The Russian regime has barely started to tap its vast toolkit for violence and intimidation.
Conte’s ruling coalition is out—but that may not be the end for the prime minister.
Efforts at regional reconciliation have done nothing to address the core differences that divide Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.
The Hashemite Kingdom views custodianship of Jerusalem’s holy sites as a core national interest. Rumors that Riyadh is seeking to displace Amman would humiliate and weaken the Jordanian monarchy and endanger regional security.
The incumbent president won in a landslide, but a populist right-wing candidate raised eyebrows in a country that has so far avoided extremes.
The country’s postelection violence threatens a humanitarian catastrophe.
It probably won’t work out well for either party.
The Sikkim clash and a declassified Indo-Pacific strategy raise tough questions for New Delhi.
The Russian president’s ill-gotten wealth has proved a flash point for mounting nationwide protests, with another planned for next weekend.
Netanyahu is courting Arab voters in a bid to win the election, curry favor with Biden, save the Abraham Accords, and stay out of prison.
Failed immigration reform gave rise to Trumpism. Success could finally cool the debate.
The U.S. military secured Joe Biden’s inauguration. But the new administration also needs to treat the armed forces as a potential threat.
The Biden administration plans a quick reform of American diplomacy—but fixing the rot requires going much bigger.
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?
A race-based colonial mindset that views the continent as Europe’s playground and dismisses the concerns of Africans continues to fuel death and destruction.
Nine experts on the future of education after the pandemic.
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.
The coronavirus pandemic—the defining event of 2020—left no corner of the world untouched as it closed down countries, upset economies, and took the lives of nearly 2 million people. A look at some of the powerful images from this historic year.