Attitudes toward the United States are improving across the Atlantic—but only because the right wing is getting stronger.
It’s not just Trump. Washington hasn’t had a coherent strategy for decades.
Scores of people in Wuhan and Hong Kong have been sent to hospitals because of a mystery respiratory ailment—and true to form, China is trying to keep it quiet.
Economic tensions with China may be soothed, but in 2020, Trump will have other trade concerns to worry about.
Qassem Suleimani and Tehran have won the battle for Baghdad. U.S. policymakers should understand that—and leave.
Lacking coherent objectives and a strategy for achieving them, moves like the assassination of Qassem Suleimani are foreign policy as theater—and could leave the United States worse off.
Several important events occurred this year, but few did anything to significantly alter global trends.
The region is accustomed to cycles of protest and political upheaval, so it’s better not to bank on successful revolutions.
Inflated threats, concealed costs, and lack of accountability for failure—and the complicity of the foreign-policy establishment—have kept the infinity war going for 18 years.
The U.S. secretary of state appears to have one foot out the door—and that’s exactly what U.S. diplomats have been waiting for.
Be grateful for Greta Thunberg, Emmanuel Macron—and the fact that things aren’t as bad as they could be.
The benefits of their personal relationship are clear for the Turkish president. But the U.S. president has his reasons, too.
It’s not the disease that’s worrisome—it’s the Chinese government’s response to it.