There’s one difference between the Wuhan virus and previous outbreaks in the region: China is now impossible to quarantine.
As the 2020 presidential campaign heats up, U.S. politics is getting harder and harder to explain to the rest of the world.
It’s not just Trump. Washington hasn’t had a coherent strategy for decades.
Scores of people in Wuhan and Hong Kong have been sent to hospitals because of a mystery respiratory ailment—and true to form, China is trying to keep it quiet.
Economic tensions with China may be soothed, but in 2020, Trump will have other trade concerns to worry about.
Qassem Suleimani and Tehran have won the battle for Baghdad. U.S. policymakers should understand that—and leave.
Lacking coherent objectives and a strategy for achieving them, moves like the assassination of Qassem Suleimani are foreign policy as theater—and could leave the United States worse off.
The region is accustomed to cycles of protest and political upheaval, so it’s better not to bank on successful revolutions.
The “Afghanistan Papers” point to an information cartel that will likely persist for the foreseeable future.
Inflated threats, concealed costs, and lack of accountability for failure—and the complicity of the foreign-policy establishment—have kept the infinity war going for 18 years.
The U.S. secretary of state appears to have one foot out the door—and that’s exactly what U.S. diplomats have been waiting for.
Be grateful for Greta Thunberg, Emmanuel Macron—and the fact that things aren’t as bad as they could be.