Biden’s First Steps on Latin America
Only days into his presidency, he’s already changed the game on immigration.
No Amount of Swagger Can Dress Up Pompeo’s Legacy
The outgoing secretary of state prioritized his political ambitions over America’s interests.
Biden’s Bold Gamble on Immigration Is About America’s Future
Failed immigration reform gave rise to Trumpism. Success could finally cool the debate.
What Can Insurance Tell Us About the Capitol Mob?
And how Biden can use economic theory to stave off more riots.
Europe Is Getting Closer to China, But Biden Can Pull It Back
In negotiations with Beijing over a new investment treaty, Brussels has asserted its autonomy from Washington. A human rights focus could repair the transatlantic rift.
Iraq’s Disappearance From Biden’s Agenda Is a Big Mistake
Upcoming elections offer an opportunity to turn Iraq around—and contain Iran in the process.
The 1776 Project Is a Desperate Search for the Right Enemies
Identity politics is painted as un-American—but historical patriots thought otherwise.
Biden Should Rejoin UNESCO—but Not Without Getting Something in Return
If it comes back, the United States can push the organization to focus more on initiatives that further the country’s foreign-policy goals.
U.S. China Policy Must Confront the Genocide in Xinjiang First
Beijing’s actions demand a rethinking of failed engagement.
Italy’s Mediterranean Belt and Road
Taking a page from Beijing, Rome is positioning itself as the center of trade, energy, and transportation in Southern Europe and beyond.
The World Is Glad to See Biden Take Office
In major countries, the new U.S. president starts with favorable approval ratings from day one—with the notable exception of Russia.
North Korea’s New Sub Missile Is First Step Toward a New ICBM
Parading a new submarine-launched missile made a big buzz in North Korea. The real buzz is what it could mean for Pyongyang’s nuclear deterrent.
America Needs Protection. So Does the Regime.
The U.S. military secured Joe Biden’s inauguration. But the new administration also needs to treat the armed forces as a potential threat.
A Face Lift Can’t Fix the State Department
The Biden administration plans a quick reform of American diplomacy—but fixing the rot requires going much bigger.
Trump’s Legacy Is a Global Alliance Against Women’s Rights
U.S. conservatives have forged dangerous ties on abortion with reactionaries abroad.
It Takes More Than a Diverse Cabinet to Advance a Feminist Foreign Policy
The Biden administration must move beyond superficial inclusion and actively promote gender equality globally while seeking to reverse the harm done in the name of forever wars.