Ethiopia’s Breakup Doesn’t Have to Be Violent
A confederation of states must choose whether to follow the bloody path of the former Yugoslavia or the prosperous model of the European Union.
In Nigeria, Yam Prices Soar, and Culture Suffers
Yams mean wealth, power, and the holidays—if you can afford them.
What Russia Really Wants in the Balkans
The Kremlin is destabilizing Bosnia and Herzegovina in pursuit of broader strategic goals.
Afghan Insurgents Are a Dead End
Rebuilding U.S. standing requires an end to backing militants abroad.
How China Became Jihadis’ New Target
International terrorist organizations long considered Beijing a secondary focus. That’s changed.
Biden’s Summit for Democracy Needs More Than Governments
Bringing other voices in would empower the democratic cause.
The Chinese Communist Party Still Thinks It Owns the Future
Outsiders might see a peaking power, but China’s leaders don’t.
Lebanon Loses a Pillar of Independent Journalism
The Daily Star’s demise is the story of Lebanon, reduced from promising country to failed state.
An Empty Pledge to Protect Rainforests
The COP26 deforestation commitment is disingenuous—and could harm the Congo Basin.
India Needs a Big Nuclear Bet to Keep COP26 Promises
The United States can play a key role in civilian nuclear aid.
Who Lost North America?
The project of a stronger, more united continent is on life support. It’s time for a new vision.
Border Openings Could Signal an Indian-Pakistani Thaw
Relaxing restrictions on the Punjab border could lead to a bigger shift as both sides recalibrate relations.
How to Stop Moscow From Squeezing Ukraine’s Energy Sector
Kyiv and the West can work together to strengthen security.
Russia Isn’t About to Attack Ukraine
Moscow occupying its neighbor would be expensive, dangerous, and pointless.
U.S.-China Trade Talks Should Prioritize Opening Up China’s Internet
One of the world’s biggest trade barriers is also a tool of censorship.
Climate Crisis Should Be the Final Blow to the Washington Consensus
Groups like the G-7 are putting proactive governance back on the agenda.
How to Avert Catastrophe in Ethiopia
The United States must bring all of its power to bear to prevent state collapse.
It’s Time to Be Honest About Fossil Fuels’ Role in Energy Transition
As soaring fuel inflation turns into a political risk, Biden needs a smarter energy policy fast.
How Biden Can Save the Peace in Bosnia
Bosnia is on the brink of crisis. U.S. and NATO troops could prevent it.