Why AUKUS Alarms ASEAN
The bloc is struggling to preserve unity—and can’t decide what to do about the new U.S.-China rivalry.
It’s Time for Biden to End the Korean War
The U.S. president should ignore fearmongering and build on a real opportunity.
Unvaccinated Police Officers Could Become America’s Own Insurgents
Iraq and Egypt show how hard it is to get rid of a militarized security force.
Winter Is Coming, and It’s Only a Preview
The world’s energy crunch will have indirect effects for years to come. The question is: How bad will things get?
How Will Moscow Use Its Energy Leverage Over Europe?
The Kremlin holds one of the keys to resolving Europe’s energy crisis.
Africa’s Youth Unemployment Crisis Is a Global Problem
Governments and donors must stop focusing solely on skills development and entrepreneurship—or risk more youth migration, unrest, and terrorism.
Mussolini’s Heirs Equate World War II Killings of Italians With the Holocaust
By comparing the foibe killings with Nazi genocide, the Italian right is whitewashing the country’s past.
Why Does the Singaporean Government Care About Egg Freezing?
The city-state’s ban on the procedure is making its demographic problems worse.
Biden’s Summit for Democracy Will Include Some Not-So-Democratic Countries
Countries such as Poland, Mexico, and the Philippines have all undermined their own democratic credentials in recent years.
Why the Pentagon Should Abandon ‘Strategic Competition’
The broad, undefined mission has undermined its original intent.
China’s Orbital Bombardment System Is Big, Bad News—but Not a Breakthrough
An attempt to evade missile defenses threatens to worsen a costly arms race.
The Powell Doctrine Lives On
Colin Powell’s legacy of restraint gained new relevance after Afghanistan and Iraq.
A Dangerous Decade of Chinese Power Is Here
Beijing knows time isn’t on its side and wants to act fast.
Why Modi Is Suddenly Everywhere
After his disastrous handling of COVID-19, India’s prime minister is attempting to seize back the narrative.
The Australian Climate Change Paradox, Unpacked
Australia is uniquely vulnerable in a warming world. So why have successive governments refused to act?
Colin Powell, ‘Reluctant Warrior’ Who Made the Case for the Iraq War, Dead at 84
The first Black secretary of state and the youngest chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Powell died of complications from COVID-19.
Indonesia Can’t Quell West Papua’s Growing Independence Movement
Jokowi’s approach to the restive province is fundamentally flawed.
In U.S.-China Standoff, Is America a Reliable Ally?
Sowing doubts about Washington is a potent weapon for Beijing. But even after Afghanistan, U.S. strategy in Asia remains intact.