Trump Does an About-Face on Pakistan—and Blunders Into the Kashmir Dispute
The U.S. president is desperate to salvage peace talks with the Taliban, even if it means cozying up to Pakistan at the expense of America’s newest partner in the Indo-Pacific.
Putin’s Not Ready to Call It Quits
From annexing Belarus to reforming the constitution, speculation about how the Russian president will stay in power is rife. The question is whether any of the gambits will work.
The World Bank Has the Money to Fight Ebola but Won’t Use It
In Congo, thousands of people have died due to a misguided finance-driven approach to fighting pandemics that puts investors before victims.
The Foreign Agents Registration Act Is Broken
Stepping up enforcement of FARA before reforming the act is a recipe for disaster.
Restraint Isn’t Isolationism—and It Won’t Endanger America
Critics of offshore balancing claim a more restrained U.S. foreign policy will breed insecurity. They’re wrong, and their arguments are easily debunked.
The Trump Administration Is Helping Kill Albania’s Democracy
The State Department’s latest intervention in a European election served nobody’s interests at all.
In Fragile States, Disease Outbreaks Don’t Stay Local for Long
U.S. health aid can also promote stability, mitigate extremism, and avoid costly longer-term military interventions.
Trump’s Hard Line on Pakistan Is All Bluster
U.S. needs in Afghanistan have overridden promises to get tough on Islamabad.
Weekend at Berdi’s
The president of Turkmenistan is probably alive. But as with so much else in the country, it’s hard to tell.
The United States Is Going After China’s Banks
Using the financial 'death penalty' may be dangerous overreach.
Our Top Stories of 2019—So Far
From a trade war with China to women’s rights around the world, here’s what has captured our readers’ attention in the first half of the year.
The World This Weekend
Japan and South Korea continue a historic dispute while Turkey exits the F-35 program amid tensions with the United States.
Climate Change Requires Big Solutions. But Baby Steps Are the Only Way to Go.
Dramatic projects to mitigate global warming often don’t work. Slow, quiet, incremental policies are the planet’s best hope.
Democracy Is the Planet’s Biggest Enemy
Young people care a lot about climate change—but most of them can’t vote. Here’s how governments can adapt to accommodate them.