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The TikTok app is displayed on an Apple iPhone on Nov. 1, 2019, in San Anselmo, California.

Trump’s TikTok and WeChat Bans Will Shatter the Global Internet

Trump’s new restrictions on Chinese apps and technology are so far-reaching that the future of the open internet is at stake.

General Douglas MacArthur and Japan's Emperor Hirohito in 1945, a few weeks after Japan's surrender on September 2, 1945.

The Dangerous Illusion of Japan’s Unconditional Surrender

For decades, U.S. foreign policy has been badly distorted by the way that World War II ended.

Protesters in front of the Chinese Embassy in Seoul

The United States Can’t Handle China Alone

A coordinated strategy is emerging among allies, despite Trump’s best efforts.

Then Vice President Joe Biden talks with Sen. Kamala Harris and her aunt, Sarala Gopalan, during a swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol on Jan. 3, 2016.

The Importance of Kamala Harris’s South Asian Heritage

The media often underplays the fact that Biden’s vice presidential pick has an Indian mother. Her heritage could play a crucial role in U.S. foreign policy.

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris speaks to reporters after announcing her candidacy for president of the United States at Howard University in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 29, 2019.

Kamala Harris for the People

As vice president, Harris would be ready to go toe-to-toe with adversaries, both foreign and domestic.

A protester confronts security forces during an anti-government protest at Parliament on August 10 in Beirut, Lebanon.

Lebanon Needs Transformation, Not Another Corrupt Unity Government

If the United States lets France take the lead, the Lebanese people will get more political paralysis, cosmetic reforms, and Hezbollah control of state institutions.

Mauricio Claver-Carone​ attends the conversation 'Trump Administration Priorities in the Americas' at the 2019 Concordia Americas Summit in Bogota, Colombia, on May 14, 2019.

Trump’s Pick to Run Latin America’s Development Bank Is the Last Thing It Needed

Foisting a divisive, first-ever U.S. president on the Inter-American Development Bank will likely hinder—not help—the bank’s quest to raise cash during the coronavirus pandemic.

Russian honor guards march during a military parade at Red Square in Moscow on Nov. 7, 2018.

No More Resets With Russia

Washington should not talk itself into accepting Moscow’s aggression—again.

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A Biden-Harris Ticket—and What It Means for the United States in November

Picking Kamala Harris as his running mate underscores that Joe Biden is not looking for extra heft on foreign policy—but he’s reaching out with several firsts.

People protest against corruption in Lima on January 3, 2019.

How to Tackle Coronavirus Corruption

Latin American governments have a chance to model a better version of the inspector general, with even greater autonomy, to address graft in the public health sector.

A Chilean demonstrator holds a Mapuche Indigenous flag

Toppling Statues Isn’t Enough in Latin America

Rethinking the past is a tough challenge when colonial structures run deep.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and China's President Xi Jinping attend a meeting in Shanghai on May 22, 2014.

Iran’s Pact With China Is Bad News for the West

Tehran’s new strategic partnership with Beijing will give the Chinese a strategic foothold and strengthen Iran’s economy and regional clout.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Chinese President Xi Jinping review troops during a welcoming ceremony.

Trump Has Pushed Iran Into China’s Arms

Hard-liners in Tehran have called for closer ties to China for years. The U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement gave them what they wanted.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with French President Emmanuel Macron prior to the start of an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels on July 18.

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