Analysis

biden-netanyahu

Biden’s Old Playbook Won’t End Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Further conflict is inevitable unless Washington ends Israel's impunity and includes Palestinians in its global democracy agenda.

Newly appointed attorney general Rodolfo Delgado is sworn in during the first plenary session of the Legislative Assembly in San Salvador, on May 2.

In Central America, Rule of Law Is Under Attack. El Salvador Is the Latest Victim.

El Salvador’s populist president is following the playbook of corrupt elites in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras when it comes to top courts.

Modi campaigns in West Bengal

India’s Pandemic Disaster Has Finally Slowed Modi’s Unstoppable Rise

The populist leader is blaming everyone but himself. Voters aren’t buying it.

Food market in Mexico City

Biden’s ‘America First’ Policies Are Spreading Global Pain

Like its blatant vaccine nationalism, the administration’s unchecked stimulus policies are hurting the world—especially the global poor.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is launched.

Tulipmania in Space

SPACs are creating a space bubble that will eventually come crashing back to Earth along with cosmic junk launched during the current frenzy.

Venezuelan migrants stay at the Divina Providencia migrant shelter in Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, on February 7, 2019.

Refugee-Run Organizations Deserve More Money

Governments tend to fund large humanitarian agencies, but small groups run by refugees are a better investment.

Anti-nuclear activists protest in Berlin.

Biden Must Be Clear About What Nuclear Weapons Are For

The U.S. president can clarify his belief in “sole purpose” through a new review process.

U.S. President Joe Biden walks through Arlington National Cemetery.

The Military Revolt Against Joe Biden

An open letter by former officers calling the president a “Marxist” dictator is a greater threat to U.S. democracy than the ouster of Liz Cheney.

green line west bank

Green-Lined Vision Is Blurring Reality in Israel-Palestine

Policymakers can no longer rely on an imaginary border that supposedly divides two states as a one-state reality takes shape on the ground.

Palestinians throw stones at Israeli soldiers during an anti-Israel protest over tension in Jerusalem, at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank, on May 11, 2021.

No Peace Process Means No Peace

If Palestinians have no hope of a capital in East Jerusalem, Israelis will have little hope of normality.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a press conference.

How to Boost the United States’ Most Important Partnership

Biden’s first 100 days show India is a crucial part of the new administration’s foreign policy.

Saudi Shiite Muslim worshippers during a mourning ritual in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 29, 2020.

Saudi Arabia Still Treats Shiites as Second-Class Citizens

Mohammed bin Salman’s much-touted domestic reform agenda won’t succeed until it ensures Shiite religious freedom.

People watch from the shore as the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier leaves Portsmouth Naval Base in southeastern England on May 1.

The United Kingdom Dispatches HMS Queen Elizabeth to Confront China

Are U.S. allies finally rallying around Washington’s more aggressive stance toward Beijing?

The Sydney Opera House at dawn.

Australia Is the New Hermit Kingdom

Closed borders have shut out a diverse citizenry.

Taiwanese soldiers operate U.S.-made guns.

Unified Threats Need Decentralized Deterrence

The United States can’t afford to contain its allies anymore.

Load 10 More Articles