Analysis

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at the Environmental Justice Presidential Candidate Forum at South Carolina State University on November 8, 2019 in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Warren’s Plan to Rebuild the State Department Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Adding 8,000 foreign service officers won’t solve America’s diplomatic problems. State needs to prioritize data science, expand strategic planning, and encourage mid-career training, too.

A protective blast wall painted by a U.S. military unit stands at an air base in the Persian Gulf on Jan. 8, 2016.

In Future Wars, the U.S. Military Will Have Nowhere to Hide

New technologies enable Russia and China to destroy U.S. bases and logistics networks—including those on the homeland.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

India and Japan Eye the Dragon in the Room

An upcoming 2+2 meeting can help cement the new special relationship.

Swedish Commander in Chief Sverker Goranson talks to media after a nearly two-hour-long meeting with the Swedish parliament defense committee in Stockholm on their fifth day of searching for a suspected foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago on Oct. 21, 2014.

Loose Lips Sink Democracies?

Russia has started using the West’s own reporting against it. Here’s how to respond.

Sri Lanka's new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The Rajapaksas Own Sri Lanka Now

Victory for the hard-line political dynasty spells dark times for democracy.

An Indian technician inspects components on an assembly line at Highly Electrical Appliances India Pvt. Ltd. outside of Ahmedabad on Dec. 8, 2016.

Modi Was Right. India Isn’t Ready for Free Trade.

Until the country can address its own economic problems, agreements like the RCEP may do more harm than good.

A protester holds up an umbrella at Prince Edward MTR station as he and other protesters take a vote on which location to proceed to next in Hong Kong on Aug. 10.

Hong Kong’s Silent Majority Can Speak at the Ballot Box

The upcoming vote is a prime test of public opinion—if the government lets it happen.

View of a burnt area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, the capital of the Brazilian state of Rondônia, on Aug. 26.

After Brazil’s Summer of Fire, the Militarization of the Amazon Remains

Bolsonaro sent the troops to put out the flames, but now they may be looking to other enemies.

A crowd gathering for a demonstration organized by the Campaign Against Antisemitism outside the head office of the British opposition Labour Party

The Hard Left Is Hurting Palestine

When real solutions are left out because of hatred of Israel, Palestinians lose.

Russian troops raise a national flag on top of their armored personnel vehicle while on patrol with Turkish forces in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah province on Nov. 1.

Don’t Believe the Hype. Russia Is Losing in the Middle East—and Around the World.

Putin’s apparent victories in spreading Russian influence are mirages, some of which have come at a great cost.

People take pictures during the opening ceremony for the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Sci-Tech Innovation Board in Shanghai on July 22, 2019.

If the United States Doesn’t Make The Rules, China Will

Progressives need to learn how to use American market power for good.

A H7N9 bird flu patient is treated in a hospital in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province, on Feb 12, 2017.

The Real Reason to Panic About China’s Plague Outbreak

It’s not the disease that’s worrisome—it’s the Chinese government’s response to it.

An armed Libyan coast guardsman stands on a boat after the interception of 147 migrants attempting to reach Europe near the coastal town of Zawiyah on June 27, 2017.

The West’s Obsession With Border Security Is Breeding Instability

In the name of fighting illegal immigration, the EU, the United States, and Australia are emboldening authoritarian regimes, fueling abuses and corruption, and stoking intolerance at home.

Santiago Abascal, the leader of Spain's far-right Vox party, delivers a speech during a rally southwest of Barcelona on Oct. 31.

The Left Will Govern Spain, but the Far-Right Is the Real Winner

Spain used to be seen as Europe’s exception due to its lack of an ultranationalist xenophobic party. Now the upstart Vox holds more than 50 seats in the parliament.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump participate in a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 13 in Washington.

Trump Is Happy to Seem Weak Next to Erdogan

The benefits of their personal relationship are clear for the Turkish president. But the U.S. president has his reasons, too.

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