Why the United States Shouldn’t Sell Jets to the UAE
Selling F-35s to the United Arab Emirates could give Russia access to U.S. technology and erode Israel’s regional military edge.
U.S. at Risk of Being Outpaced by China, a New Intel Committee Report Finds
An assessment by the House Intelligence Committee says the United States will be hard-pressed to meet China’s multidimensional challenge if it stays in a counterterrorism mindset.
Welcome to a Brand-New Middle East
Israel’s pacts with the UAE and Bahrain go far beyond the tenuous “cold peace” with Egypt and Jordan. They could even help end the conflict with the Palestinians.
In First Debate, Biden and Trump Get Personal
But the former vice president stands his ground, largely unrattled by Trump’s constant attacks.
Washington’s ‘Blind Eye’ Toward Human Rights Abuses in Latin America
Would a Biden administration put the swagger back into America’s championing of human rights in the region?
Global Capital Is the Tail That Wags the U.S. Economic Dog
Economists have long imagined that the free movement of capital around the world benefits the U.S. economy. It doesn’t.
America Needs to Prosecute Its Presidents
Pardoning Trump, like Nixon before him, would be a disaster.
Trump’s Pick to Replace Ginsburg Could Make the Supreme Court ‘America First’
The late Ginsburg championed international law. Amy Coney Barrett has argued that what the world thinks is at best superfluous.
American Leaders Sold a Dream of Changing China
Advocates of engagement are now downplaying the missionary impulse. That’s not what U.S. presidents said at the time.
The Latest Brexit Crisis May Save Ireland’s Shaky Coalition Government
Brexit may be fatal for Dublin in the long term. But for now, it’s a boon to the country’s historic—and fragile—coalition.
How the United States Learned to Love Human Rights
The United States’ human rights story started less than 50 years ago with the extraordinary efforts of one president—and could end this November with the re-election of another.
‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’: War-Weary Syrian Americans Want Resolution
In a swing state with a razor-thin margin in 2016, one tiny voting bloc could be key.
Beyond IR’s Ivory Tower
The world needs experts to engage with policy more than ever. Research shows international relations scholars are already up to the task.
Why Are Armenia and Azerbaijan Heading to War?
The Soviet collapse caused a brutal conflict that’s remained unresolved for three decades.
Syria’s Forgotten Displaced Aren’t Equipped to Fight the Pandemic
The regime has restricted aid to those who fled Afrin in 2018, leaving them without test kits, basic supplies, or access to specialist care.
Las sanciones están llevando a Irán y Venezuela a los brazos del otro
La política estadounidense de “presión máxima” no ha destruido a la economía iraní, y Teherán ahora está compartiendo sus lecciones de resiliencia con el asediado régimen de Nicolás Maduro en Caracas.
Were They Lost Students or Inept Spies for China?
Two roommates traveling in Florida found themselves caught in the teeth of espionage fears.