Manila’s Images Are Revealing the Secrets of China’s Maritime Militia
Details of the ships haunting disputed rocks show China’s plans.
The U.S. Military Needs Citizen-Soldiers, Not Warriors
The recent obsession with the term is misguided and harmful.
Israel Should Support Biden’s Efforts to Revive the Iran Nuclear Deal
Reducing Iran’s breakout time and restoring robust monitoring are the most urgent priorities. A return to the JCPOA can achieve these goals.
Why U.S. Cities and States Should Play a Bigger Role in Foreign Policy
Part of making foreign policy work better for Americans is empowering local leaders.
Zoom Won’t Stop a Nuclear War
The red telephone is gone, but a new generation of nuclear hotlines is sorely needed to manage international crises.
Why Experts Ignore Terrorism in Africa
If the world really cares about the continent’s future, it will start paying attention now.
Don’t Kick Russia Out of the Chemical Weapons Convention Over Navalny
Doing so would be a death sentence for global nonproliferation efforts.
The Christian Priest Who Wants to Redeem Lebanon’s Sins
The country wants an end to sectarian strife. Can the leader of the Maronite church deliver?
For Arab Israelis, the New Peace Treaties Spell Opportunity
The Abraham Accords are spurring Israel’s Arab entrepreneurs to bridge cultures.
Italy’s Economic Recovery Plan Needs to Think Local
Already a circular economy leader in technology, Italy must involve communities if its “green recovery” is to succeed.
Big Agriculture Is Best
The United States’ industrialized food system moved millions of people out of poverty and is better for the environment, too.
‘Smart’ Cities Are Surveilled Cities
When everyone and everything is connected, the door is open to all kinds of digital threats.
Biden Just Made a Historic Break With the Logic of Forever War
But will he really end the United States’ other open-ended conflicts?
America’s Come-From-Behind Pandemic Victory
China was the global winner of the coronavirus disaster—until the United States beat the odds.
The United Kingdom Finally Acknowledges Its Hard-Power Limits
In its new defense and foreign-policy posture, the country is no longer trying to punch above its weight.
What to Do With U.S. Forces in the Persian Gulf
As the United States leaves Afghanistan, the question of troops in the Middle East to support the Afghan mission looms large.
Britain’s Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Can Be a Force for Good
Boris Johnson shouldn’t shy away from global leadership and the morally driven approach that protected Kosovars and Iraqi Kurds in the 1990s.
America and India Need a Little Flexibility at Sea
A U.S. operation targeting Indian claims has drawn unnecessary outrage.