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Participants check their messages on electronic devices during the World Economic Forum  annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 23.

Will American Firms Put America First?

The Davos-inspired era of unrestrained globalization is over, and companies should start putting the national interests of their home countries ahead of profits.

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects prevention and control work against the new coronavirus in Beijing on Feb. 10.

How China’s Incompetence Endangered the World

As the deadly coronavirus began to spread, Beijing wasted the most critical resource to fight it: trust.

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during an event to unveil changes to the National Environmental Policy Act at the White House in Washington on Jan. 9.

Trump Is Failing His Dictatorship Test

After impeachment, the president has been passing most of the checkpoints on the way to authoritarianism.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The Middle East Thinks America Is Going Crazy

Arab countries are looking for partners who aren’t bogged down by chaos ranging from impeachment to Iowa.

The European Union flag is seen through a windshield covered with raindrops in Sofia, Bulgaria on May 15, 2006.

Europe’s Post-Brexit Future Is Looking Scary

The continent is suddenly facing serious questions about its future role in world politics—and even in the trans-Atlantic relationship.

U.S. President Donald Trump and his former White House physician, Ronny Jackson, listen to a presentation about new technology used by the Department of Veterans Affairs during an event at the White House on Aug. 3, 2017.

Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response

As it improvises its way through a public health crisis, the United States has never been less prepared for a pandemic.

Iranian clergymen watch the launching of a Shahab-3 long-range ballistic missile in the desert outside the holy city of Qom on Nov. 2, 2006.

The Only Sensible Iran Strategy Is Containment

The most effective plan against the Islamic Republic has always been the most obvious—and the one nobody in Washington seems willing to try.

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Who’s More Powerful, Jeff Bezos or Mohammed bin Salman? Neither.

The relationship between the two men proves that, even at a time of rapid technological and economic change, you can’t buy real power.

Indian students wear masks of China's President Xi Jinping

Welcome to the Belt and Road Pandemic

There’s one difference between the Wuhan virus and previous outbreaks in the region: China is now impossible to quarantine.

Members of Code Pink protest as Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Jan. 14, 2020 in Washington.

Outrage Culture Is Ruining Foreign Policy

As the 2020 presidential campaign heats up, U.S. politics is getting harder and harder to explain to the rest of the world.

A pro-Trump message on a house in the village of Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland, on the main road to Trump International Golf Club on June 6, 2019.

Trump’s Growing European Base

Attitudes toward the United States are improving across the Atlantic—but only because the right wing is getting stronger.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the Oval Office of the White House on May 10, 2017.

Why Is the United States So Bad at Foreign Policy?

It’s not just Trump. Washington hasn’t had a coherent strategy for decades.

Public health officials run thermal scans on passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Jan 8.

Just in Time for Lunar New Year, Another SARS-like Epidemic Is Brewing in China

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.

Workers assemble Porsche 911 cars at the Zuffenhausen Porsche production plant in Stuttgart, Germany, on March 10, 2015.

Europe’s Green Deal Could Open a New Front in the Trade War

Economic tensions with China may be soothed, but in 2020, Trump will have other trade concerns to worry about.

Protesters gather at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations.

There Is Nothing Left for Americans to Do in Iraq

Qassem Suleimani and Tehran have won the battle for Baghdad. U.S. policymakers should understand that—and leave.

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