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A statue of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his dog Fala are seen at the FDR Memorial September 20, 2012 in Washington, DC.

There Once Was a President Who Hated War

American elites used to see war as a tragic necessity. Now they’re completely addicted to it.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prepares to speak at the Brookings Institution, March 31, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Erdogan Plays Washington Like a Fiddle

As U.S. policymakers worry about their special relationship with Ankara, Turkey’s president knows it's already dead.

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches the launch of a missile during military exercises in the Barents Sea aboard the Pyotr Veliky nuclear missile cruiser on Aug. 17, 2005.

A Mysterious Explosion Took Place in Russia. What Really Happened?

Russia’s catastrophic test of a nuclear-powered missile proves that a new global arms race will mean new nuclear accidents.

Aerial view of the Transamazonica Road (BR-230) near Medicilandia, Para State, Brazil on March 13, 2019.

Who Will Save the Amazon (and How)?

It's only a matter of time until major powers try to stop climate change by any means necessary.

Members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard flash a victory sign as they carry naval exercises in the Gulf on April 22, 2010.

Iran Owns the Persian Gulf Now

The Trump administration’s nonresponse to Iranian aggression has sent an unmistakable message.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan, commemorating the 750th anniversary of Berlin, reviews honor guard of Royal Regiment of Scotland (wearing kilts) on June 12, 1987 after his landing at Berlin Tempelhof Airport.

Yesterday’s Cold War Shows How to Beat China Today

The Trump administration has been ignoring the playbook that produced the downfall of the Soviet Union.

A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center in Goma on July 15.

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.

A member of the U.S. military visits Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on May 24. Section 60 is the final resting place for U.S. soldiers killed in the United States' most recent wars, especially Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.

Handwritten notes are stuck on a boat used by migrants on Los Caños de Meca beach near Barbate, Spain, on Nov. 26, 2018.

Europe’s Future Will Be Decided in North Africa

The United States should stop treating the region as secondary to the rest of the Middle East.

Hungarian-born US investor and philanthropist George Soros receives the Schumpeter Award 2019 in Vienna, Austria on June 21, 2019.

Billionaires Can’t Buy World Peace

A new think tank funded by George Soros and Charles Koch wants to end American interventionism, but shows no understanding of what motivates it.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a speech before the newly-unveiled sign for the new settlement of "Ramat Trump," or "Trump Heights" in English, named after the incumbent U.S. president during an official ceremony in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on June 16.

The Middle East Is Now Split Between Red States and Blue States

The region has been carved up into Republican and Democratic countries, to the detriment of the United States.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters about Iran and Mexico after signing an executive order establishing a White House Council on eliminating regulatory barriers to affordable housing, in the Oval Office at the White House on June 25, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump’s Ego Is Officially a Foreign Policy Crisis

Throughout American history, a lack of presidential empathy has triggered international calamity.

President Donald Trump jokes about a letter given to him by a sheriff after meeting with sheriffs from across the country in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House Feb. 11 in Washington, D.C.

Dear President Trump, Let’s Talk About Iran

An open letter to the U.S. president on how to deal with the Islamic Republic—and his own administration.

Sen. Bernie Sanders attends a press conference on July 24, 2018 in Washington, DC.

A Foreign-Policy Cheat Sheet for the Democratic Debates

We know what the candidates want to talk about. Here's what journalists should be asking.

A man hangs a poster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi as people attend symbolic funeral cerenomy on June 18,2019 at Fatih mosque in Istanbul.

Egypt Doesn’t Matter Anymore

The death of Mohamed Morsi is the latest milestone along the country’s slide into terminal irrelevance.

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