For Arab Israelis, the New Peace Treaties Spell Opportunity
The Abraham Accords are spurring Israel’s Arab entrepreneurs to bridge cultures.
Italy’s Economic Recovery Plan Needs to Think Local
Already a circular economy leader in technology, Italy must involve communities if its “green recovery” is to succeed.
Big Agriculture Is Best
The United States’ industrialized food system moved millions of people out of poverty and is better for the environment, too.
The Real Reason Britain Gambled at Gallipoli
A new book argues that Churchill’s famous folly was ultimately about food, fear, and free trade.
Biden’s Refugee Policy Is a Profile in Cowardice
As immigration becomes a political crisis, the U.S. president has chosen pandering to nativists over problem-solving.
‘Smart’ Cities Are Surveilled Cities
When everyone and everything is connected, the door is open to all kinds of digital threats.
From Moral Responsibility to Magical Thinking: How Biden Changed His Mind on Afghanistan
After 9/11, Biden embraced the idea that U.S. troops should leave the country better than how they found it. Now, as president, he’s withdrawing them regardless.
The country can’t contain insurgent movements until it has a comprehensive national plan for tackling them.
Biden Plans Big Pledge on U.S. Emissions Cuts
Washington wants to reclaim climate leadership and get other major countries to ramp up ambitions.
Biden Just Made a Historic Break With the Logic of Forever War
But will he really end the United States’ other open-ended conflicts?
Biden’s War at Home Over Afghanistan Is Just Beginning
After making the right call on withdrawal, the U.S. president better get ready for second-guessing.
The Anthropocene Is Overrated
The way we talk about climate change and our effect on the planet is all wrong—and increasingly dangerous.
America’s Come-From-Behind Pandemic Victory
China was the global winner of the coronavirus disaster—until the United States beat the odds.
The United Kingdom Finally Acknowledges Its Hard-Power Limits
In its new defense and foreign-policy posture, the country is no longer trying to punch above its weight.
What to Do With U.S. Forces in the Persian Gulf
As the United States leaves Afghanistan, the question of troops in the Middle East to support the Afghan mission looms large.
Biden’s Back Channel on the Amazon
Rocky Brazil-U.S. diplomacy on protecting the rainforest approaches a pivotal moment.
Britain’s Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Can Be a Force for Good
Boris Johnson shouldn’t shy away from global leadership and the morally driven approach that protected Kosovars and Iraqi Kurds in the 1990s.
Arafat’s Nephew Is Coming for Abbas
Veteran diplomat Nasser al-Qudwa could prompt a realignment within Palestinian politics.