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.
Mussolini’s Heirs Equate World War II Killings of Italians With the Holocaust
By comparing the foibe killings with Nazi genocide, the Italian right is whitewashing the country’s past.
Why Does the Singaporean Government Care About Egg Freezing?
The city-state’s ban on the procedure is making its demographic problems worse.
Why the Pentagon Should Abandon ‘Strategic Competition’
The broad, undefined mission has undermined its original intent.
China’s Orbital Bombardment System Is Big, Bad News—but Not a Breakthrough
An attempt to evade missile defenses threatens to worsen a costly arms race.
A Dangerous Decade of Chinese Power Is Here
Beijing knows time isn’t on its side and wants to act fast.
In U.S.-China Standoff, Is America a Reliable Ally?
Sowing doubts about Washington is a potent weapon for Beijing. But even after Afghanistan, U.S. strategy in Asia remains intact.
What the German Election Taught America About Democracy
Americans concerned about the future of their democracy can learn from the system they helped install in Germany.
Unite Jordan and Palestine—Again
Amman should reannex the West Bank to end Israel’s illegal occupation, bring peace and prosperity, and give Palestinians democratic rights.
To Fix Foreign Aid, Pay the Poor Directly
Donor countries are questioning the merits of a broken system. They must radically reevaluate how they deliver aid—not stop providing it.
The West Still Needs Russia’s Energy
Hopes of defanging Moscow through alternative energy have faded.
Biden’s ‘Strategic Competition’ Is a Step Back
A switch from Trump administration language does nothing to clarify U.S. policymaking.
A Nobel for Journalists Is a Direct Challenge to Authoritarians
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov’s award will make leaders like Duterte and Putin think twice before attacking reporters—but only if democratic governments bolster the free press.
The Biggest Loser of Iraq’s Election Could Be Iran
Pro-Iran parties lost support, say they’ll reject the results, and are threatening violence.
Don’t Remove Ethiopia’s AGOA Trade Privileges
The Biden administration has threatened to end Addis Ababa’s eligibility under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Doing so would hurt the poor the most.
JPMorgan’s Deal With Alipay Will Put the PLA in Your Pocket
Chinese mobile payment apps are a national security threat—but Western financial firms are misguidedly rushing to embrace them.