The sun rises over a Royal Australian Navy submarine berthed at HMAS Stirling on January 21, 2021 in Garden Island, Australia.

The AUKUS Dominoes Are Just Starting to Fall

The world’s newest security partnership is a window into how the world works—and the unpredictable places it’s heading.

Then-U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden participates in a virtual fundraising event in Wilmington, Delaware, on Aug. 12, 2020.

Biden, a Lifelong U.N. Advocate, Needs the Institution More Than Ever

From COVID-19 to climate, the U.S. president will focus his first General Assembly speech on the world body’s indispensability.

Macron at nuclear submarine launch ceremony in France

Sub Snub Has Paris in a Tizzy Over AUKUS

The French are right to be upset—but only about the money, not the strategy.

A Chivo Wallet Bitcoin ATM burns in San Salvador

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law Is a Farce

The system doesn’t work, the currency crashed, and the public hates it.

Biden holds a press conference about AUKUS

India Welcomes AUKUS Pact as China Deterrent

The agreement will help New Delhi with its quest for a stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.

Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz (left) and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

Israel Can Live With a New Iran Nuclear Deal, Defense Minister Says

But Benny Gantz also threatens military action if Tehran develops nukes.

U.S. President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend the G-7 summit.

Britain’s Special Relationship Fantasy Has Been Exposed

For years, London convinced itself it was Washington’s close partner. That’s now impossible to believe.

International terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York

America’s Pandemic Travel Bans No Longer Make Sense

A thoughtless, unscientific policy of closed borders—even to vaccinated travelers—does a little more damage every day.

An Afghan street seller offers the local currency called 'afgani' in exchange for US dollars and few pre-paid mobile phone cards, in  Kabul, on April 10, 2010.

America’s Money Lost the Afghan War

It’s unclear whether Washington can ever cure its addiction to enabling its allies’ corruption.

The Pentagon on 9/11

How the United States Terrorized Itself

“Reign of Terror” is an important, heated look at America’s post-9/11 wars.

People stand in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Los Angeles, California, on Jan. 28.

Biden Can Bounce Back From Afghanistan—by Vaccinating the World

My former boss has a rare opportunity to prove his critics wrong.

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