Human Rights Groups Bristling at State Department Report
What’s not in the report is as important as what’s in it.
Congress Has Willfully Abdicated Its Responsibility Over War
It’s time for legislators to share in the authority they claim to want.
Emmanuel Macron’s Critique of Pure Liberalism
It’s not an accident that Donald Trump’s closest foreign friend is the French president.
The Scramble for Africa’s Athletes
Shady sports agents have taken a page from human traffickers. They’re luring young men to Europe with promises of fame and exploiting them instead.
What Comes Next in Syria?
With President Trump’s strikes on Assad’s regime, the Syrian civil war is at the forefront of the global political stage. But what happens when the strikes are over?
Lost in the Middle East
The incoherence of Washington's Syria policy is a symptom of its failure to define a new role in the world.
Turkey Wants to Veto Civil Society Organizations at the OSCE
It wouldn’t be the first time Erdogan took domestic politics to the international arena.
Trump Is Moving in the Right Direction on North Korea
The risks of a summit remain high. But diplomacy works.
Peacekeepers Shouldn’t Always Be Peaceful
The United Nations needs to accept that it's possible to fight and broker peace agreements at the same time.
Trump Needs a Plan for Israel’s Confrontation With Iran
Tehran and Moscow are becoming the arbiters of the Middle East — and Israel’s relationship with both is growing increasingly tense.
Pompeo North Korea Visit Throws Wrench in Confirmation Fight
The behind-the-scenes effort to rally enough senators to confirm Pompeo just got tougher.
Army Service Could Be the Answer to Europe’s Integration Problem
The EU’s defense forces are struggling to recruit, and immigrants are often eager to serve.
When Diplomacy Disappears
The Trump Administration’s lack of engagement has made the terrorist threat worse.
Everyone in France Wants to Claim the Legacy of 1968
Leftists want to celebrate revolutionary idealism; conservatives, the triumph of traditional authority. And Emmanuel Macron is trying to split the difference.
The Chinese Communist Party Is Setting Up Cells at Universities Across America
It’s a strategy to tighten ideological control. And it’s happening around the world.
Greece and Turkey Are Inching Toward War
Populists in both countries are deepening a rare military crisis between NATO allies.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador Is No Hugo Chávez
The real problem with the Mexican presidential frontrunner isn’t his populism. It’s his old-fashioned ideas.
Senators Demand Answers From Trump Team on Yemen
Administration officials defended their position, but lawmakers weren’t happy with their answers.
Has Trump Become a Realist?
America finally has a president who grasps the basic logic of offshore balancing in the Middle East.