Military Worship Hurts U.S. Democracy
Battlefield experience shouldn’t trump the outsider benefits of civilian leadership.
The Coming Crime Wars
Future conflicts will mostly be waged by drug cartels, mafia groups, gangs, and terrorists. It is time to rethink our rules of engagement.
Narendra Modi Is No Populist
His economic reforms have already put the Indian economy on stronger footing, and his welfare schemes have given him the buy-in he needs.
Slow Down, Emmanuel Macron!
The French president is looking toward the future—but his country feels left behind.
One Small Step for Feminist Foreign Policy
This weekend’s meeting of female foreign ministers will be a historic achievement—and not nearly enough for the world’s women.
The United States Can Stop Cameroon’s Brutal Crackdown
Washington must not ignore atrocities against the country’s Anglophones. It should use existing U.S. laws to force an end to the violence.
Norway’s Green Delusions
The country may seem a haven for clean energy, but that’s because it exports its pollution.
Trucking Is the Security Crisis You Never Noticed
Everything from food to oil depends on underpaid and overworked drivers.
China Has Chosen Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang—For Now
It’s expensive to destroy a people without killing them, but Beijing is willing to pay the price.
Time for Peace Talks With ISIS and Al Qaeda?
With options limited for fighting terrorists, negotiations may be the best remaining alternative.
Partition in Kosovo Will Lead to Disaster
Ill-advised land swaps and population transfers won’t bring peace. They’re more likely to revive the bloodshed that plagued the Balkans during the 1990s.
Once Upon a Time, America Needed Syria
Americans have forgotten that their long history of intervention in the Middle East started in Damascus. Now it might end there.
Iran Hawks Could Make a Bad Situation Worse
More pressure on Tehran won’t work. Here’s what Trump should really do.
Don’t Let the U.S.-Japanese Alliance Get Out of Shape
Joint military exercises have kept the relationship strong despite Trump, but that could soon change.
The Corrupt Shall Inherit Ukraine
In a country where even the anti-corruption prosecutors abuse their power, it's hard to say who the good guys are.
Forget Hearts and Minds
Soft power is out; sharp power is in. Here's how to win the new influence wars.
The End of Viktor Orban’s Peacock Dance
As the European Union takes long overdue measures to punish the Hungarian regime, the prime minister appears to be moving from rhetorical to real repression.
Beijing Is Foisting a White Elephant on Hong Kong
The massive Greater Bay Area project is about China's needs, not Hong Kongers.
China Is Buying African Media’s Silence
I wrote about Chinese oppression in a South African paper. Hours later, they cancelled my column.
For Palestinians, America Was Never an Honest Broker
The Trump administration’s policies don’t represent a radical shift. The White House has simply abandoned the facade of neutrality and rubber-stamped the Israeli government’s agenda.