The Threat of War Is the Only Way to Achieve Peace With Iran
Tehran no longer takes Washington seriously. To revive the nuclear deal, the threat of military escalation needs to be on the table.
Beijing Must Face Olympic Consequences for Human Rights Abuses
Moving the Games offers a rare opportunity to weaken Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Turkey’s Opposition Can End the Country’s Economic Crisis
A broad, ideologically diverse coalition has the plans and people to turn things around.
Nordic Countries Aren’t Actually Socialist
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden shouldn’t be held up as socialist utopias.
Don’t Blame Khalilzad for the Afghanistan Debacle
Zalmay Khalilzad achieved what he was asked to do: Get the United States out of Afghanistan.
Erdogan’s Belligerence Has U.S., Greece Expanding Ties
Growing military cooperation offers Washington a hedge against Ankara and Moscow.
No More Trans-Atlantic Love Fest as Biden Heads to Europe
Europe and the United States were never going to be the reunited couple in a geopolitical rom-com.
Europe Needs to Name and Shame Its Small Arms Dealers
The spread of weapons is undercutting the European Union’s own security.
Chinese Censorship Is Going Global
Beijing is not content to stop stifling free speech at the water’s edge. Western companies and institutions must put liberty before profits.
The Pentagon’s Office Culture Is Stuck in 1968
The U.S. national security bureaucracy needs a severe upgrade.
The United States Needs to Get Serious
Washington isn’t behaving like a competent great power due to partisan gridlock, recycling of discredited ideas, and a lack of focus on real threats.
China’s Sham Meritocracy Has Created a Burned-Out Generation
As the government pushes productivity, young Chinese are embracing cynicism.
Does the ICC Obstruct Peace?
In Ivory Coast, the court’s blind pursuit of justice undermined reconciliation efforts.
Why South Korea’s Liberals Are Defense Hawks
Seoul’s new missile technologies have both Pyongyang and Beijing in mind.
China’s Digital Yuan Is Aimed at Home, Not Washington
The trial project is no threat to dollar hegemony.
How the Data Revolution Will Help the World Fight Climate Change
Cities are the proving ground for potent new tools to address the crisis.
Pakistan Needs a Homegrown Counterterrorism Policy
The “war on terror” is an American idea that only made matters worse.
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.