The Crisis in Space
Falling rocket debris, ‘space junk’ crowding the skies, and unregulated resource competition make this the hour of space diplomacy.
Biden’s National Security Strategy Is Starry-Eyed About U.S. Allies
Managing rifts in alliances should be built into strategic planning.
Biden Must End Mandatory Expulsion on the Border
Title 42’s public health rules are cruel and unnecessary.
Venezuela’s Maduro Should Be Tried for Ecocide
His government’s blatant disregard for the environment is defining a new international crime.
What Biden’s Welfare State Is—and Isn’t
The pandemic has ushered in a new economic era. But it’s more familiar than it appears.
Poll: Biden Gets High Marks for Foreign Policy
A survey of academics shows early and overwhelming support for the U.S. president, but he will be tested by China, Russia, and national security issues.
Biden’s Top Priority in Central America Is Fighting Corruption. That’s an Uphill Battle.
In the last few years, as politicians, judges, and other campaigners were stymied, the political will to fight graft has eroded.
Moon Wants a Legacy on North Korea That Isn’t Coming
Biden’s tough attitude on Pyongyang is mixed with sympathy for his South Korean counterpart.
India’s COVID-19 Surge Terrifies Pakistan
A dangerous third wave is threatening an unvaccinated nation.
Africa Needs Cannabis to Spark Economic Growth
Decriminalization of marijuana would create jobs and boost tax revenue across the continent.
Biden’s Old Playbook Won’t End Israeli-Palestinian Violence
Further conflict is inevitable unless Washington ends Israel's impunity and includes Palestinians in its global democracy agenda.
Green-Lined Vision Is Blurring Reality in Israel-Palestine
Policymakers can no longer rely on an imaginary border that supposedly divides two states as a one-state reality takes shape on the ground.
The Military Revolt Against Joe Biden
An open letter by former officers calling the president a “Marxist” dictator is a greater threat to U.S. democracy than the ouster of Liz Cheney.
Refugee-Run Organizations Deserve More Money
Governments tend to fund large humanitarian agencies, but small groups run by refugees are a better investment.
In Central America, Rule of Law Is Under Attack. El Salvador Is the Latest Victim.
El Salvador’s populist president is following the playbook of corrupt elites in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras when it comes to top courts.
Biden Must Be Clear About What Nuclear Weapons Are For
The U.S. president can clarify his belief in “sole purpose” through a new review process.
India’s Pandemic Disaster Has Finally Slowed Modi’s Unstoppable Rise
The populist leader is blaming everyone but himself. Voters aren’t buying it.