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German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron on the terrace, with a view of the television tower in the background during his visit to the chancellor's office on May 15, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

It’s a New Europe—if You Can Keep It

The continent has managed to take a great leap forward—but there still might be a crash landing.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017.

Trump Has Alienated Allies—but Has Them Acting in America’s Interest (and Their Own)

Amidst the torrent of criticism, the administration's accomplishments are often forgotten.

Indian security forces stand guard at a roadblock.

Kashmir’s Year of Hopelessness

One year on from New Delhi’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s autonomous privileges, the region remains ignored and underinvested. It’s difficult to see what could change the status quo.

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks to the media to present the Bundeswehr's new volunteer service program on July 23, in Berlin.

Ask What You Can Do for Your Country

Western countries need national service programs, and Germany is leading the way.

Boris Johnson, as mayor of London, meets tourists during an official visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing on Oct. 15, 2013.

Boris Johnson’s Remarkable U-Turn From Sinophile to China Hawk

Six months ago, Britain was the most China-friendly state in Western Europe. That’s ancient history now.

The flags of the United States and India adorn a conference table during a meeting between representatives of the two countries.

India and the United States Need Each Other Mostly Because of China

Just 50 years ago, Washington was trying to intimidate New Delhi so it could cozy up to Beijing. China’s rise has brought the world’s two largest democracies closer.

Fishermen cast their nets from a boat at sunset into the Mediterranean sea in the area of Dbayeh, north of the capital Beirut, on Dec. 5, 2019.

Lebanon as We Know It Is Dying

The only political system the country has ever known is collapsing, and it’s never coming back.

Schoolchildren play on melting ice in the climate change-affected Yupik Eskimo village of Napakiak in Alaska on April 18, 2019.

It’s Time to Put Climate Action at the Center of U.S. Foreign Policy

From the Pentagon to the White House Situation Room, climate change must be considered in every decision.

Picture of an empty classroom at the Eustaqui Palacios school in Cali, Colombia, taken on March 16, 2020.

America’s Schools Are a Moral and Medical Catastrophe

A guide to understanding the science, and the politics, preventing U.S. children from being educated this year.

A view of the Airbus A380 assembly site in Blagnac, southern France, on March 21, 2018.

Trump Is Escalating the Trade Fight With Europe—and There’s No Easy Way Out

Not even a Biden victory would heal the wounds in the U.S.-EU relationship.

President Donald Trump pauses during a news conference at the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House Feb. 29. in Washington.

How to Ruin a Superpower

Washington’s status as a superpower has been declining for years. Trump’s handling of the pandemic is killing it off.

The logo of the video-sharing app TikTok displayed on a tablet screen in Paris on Nov. 21, 2019.

TikTok Really Is the Central Front in the U.S.-China Tech War

The video app has gone viral worldwide—and will set the precedent for how free societies handle China’s social networks.

China's President Xi Jinping arrives at a meeting during a BRICS Summit.

China Can Buy Influence, but It Can’t Buy Love

The Chinese government could learn a thing or two about soft power from a long-gone and much-maligned socialist regime: East Germany.

US President Donald Trump attends the UN Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23, 2019 at the United Nations Headquaters in New York City.

Countries Should Mind Their Own Business

Two cheers for a classic idea that’s been out of fashion for too long: state sovereignty.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting at the prime minister's residence in New Delhi, India, on June 26, 2019.

To Fight China, India Needs to Forget Russia

The best way for New Delhi to modernize its military and protect itself from Beijing’s aggression is to forget its old relationship with Moscow and build closer ties to Washington.

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