Biden Has a Golden Chance to Remake U.S. Intelligence
Agencies need to adapt to an information-heavy era.
No Amount of Swagger Can Dress Up Pompeo’s Legacy
The outgoing secretary of state prioritized his political ambitions over America’s interests.
What Can Insurance Tell Us About the Capitol Mob?
And how Biden can use economic theory to stave off more riots.
Europe Is Getting Closer to China, But Biden Can Pull It Back
In negotiations with Beijing over a new investment treaty, Brussels has asserted its autonomy from Washington. A human rights focus could repair the transatlantic rift.
Iraq’s Disappearance From Biden’s Agenda Is a Big Mistake
Upcoming elections offer an opportunity to turn Iraq around—and contain Iran in the process.
The 1776 Project Is a Desperate Search for the Right Enemies
Identity politics is painted as un-American—but historical patriots thought otherwise.
Biden Should Rejoin UNESCO—but Not Without Getting Something in Return
If it comes back, the United States can push the organization to focus more on initiatives that further the country’s foreign-policy goals.
U.S. China Policy Must Confront the Genocide in Xinjiang First
Beijing’s actions demand a rethinking of failed engagement.
Italy’s Mediterranean Belt and Road
Taking a page from Beijing, Rome is positioning itself as the center of trade, energy, and transportation in Southern Europe and beyond.
Trump’s Legacy Is a Global Alliance Against Women’s Rights
U.S. conservatives have forged dangerous ties on abortion with reactionaries abroad.
It Takes More Than a Diverse Cabinet to Advance a Feminist Foreign Policy
The Biden administration must move beyond superficial inclusion and actively promote gender equality globally while seeking to reverse the harm done in the name of forever wars.
The Internet Is a Crime Scene
How we conceptualize the role social media played in the Capitol siege will set the stage for information governance across the globe.
It’s Time for Justice, Not Healing
The United States needs to follow South Korea’s post-impeachment example.
Trade Can Drive a Revived U.S. Strategy in Asia
After years of neglect under Trump, the region needs fresh attention from Biden.
After a Century of Lobbying, Women Are Finally Getting Top Jobs in Washington
Instead of talking about “binders full of women,” the new president has appointed several key female leaders in the national security agencies—but the U.S. government is still a long way from gender parity.
Why Boris Johnson Won’t Clash With Joe Biden
Britain’s prime minister has always been a political weathervane, and he knows the wind from across the Atlantic is now blowing in a different direction.
Pompeo’s Mistimed Uighur Genocide Declaration Hands China Ammo
A botched process will end up helping Beijing’s propaganda.
More Black Ambassadors Would Highlight America’s Greatest Strengths
An open position in China is an opportunity to show U.S. diversity.
Biden Can Reinvent American Power for a Post-Trump World
The U.S. president-elect promises a humble foreign policy. That can start by coming to terms with America’s diminished capacity to lead the world after Trump.
The U.S. Coronavirus Response Might Be a Crime Against Humanity
The Trump administration callously dismissed the deaths of the most vulnerable, including minorities.
A Democracy Summit Is More Urgent Than Ever
Jan. 6 gave the world’s democracies a glimpse of their own mortality, but it can also be a catalyst for revival.
The United States Doesn’t Need Another Rushed Patriot Act
The tools are already in place to arrest the Jan. 6 attackers.
2021 Is the Year the Internet Gets Rewritten
As Silicon Valley flails to combat an insurrection at home, Europe is marching ahead with a plan to revise the web’s basic rulebook.
Is Armin Laschet Too Gemütlich?
Angela Merkel’s most likely successor is promising continuity with her style of politics—but that may not be up to him.
Biden Should Release the CIA Report on Jamal Khashoggi’s Killers
Trump has protected Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that he ordered the assassination of a U.S. resident. The new administration should reveal the truth.
Political Scientists Turned a Blind Eye to America’s Democratic Failures
A state built on Black repression and local violence was smugly coded as a mature democracy.
Washington Must Treat White Supremacist Terrorism as a Transnational Threat
After the Capitol attack, the U.S. government needs to recognize racist extremists as a national security risk and create a high-level counterterrorism czar to disrupt their financing and dismantle their networks.
Russia’s Security Agencies Are Both Terrifying and Incompetent
The ineptitude of the FSB sends a message about how powerful it is.
The American Far-Right Is Dangerous but Disorganized
Despite murderous ambitions and abundant guns, the Capitol assault was a failure.
Tokyo Wants the Olympics to Happen Even if the Public Doesn’t
The Japanese government is locked into what critics call a misguided project.