List of Analysis articles
The Biden Administration Is Addicted to Partnerships
The inauspicious return of the Cold War strategy of “Pactomania.”
The Land of Lederhosen, Beer, and Political Chaos
Bavaria is Germany’s stereotypical idyll—and now a herald of its future turmoil.
A Tale of Two Germanies
Thirty-three years after reunification, the country’s wounds are rawer than many would like to admit.
The Great Turn Inward
A new book argues countries are de-globalizing yet again. But was there ever such a thing as globalism to begin with?
All the Palestinians Got From Oslo Was KFC
Thirty years of the peace process has left us with less land and fewer rights.
Iran Is Exploiting Divisions and U.S. Inaction in Iraqi Kurdistan
While Washington sits idly by, the region is on the brink of falling into Tehran’s orbit.
The U.S. Cannot Afford to Lose a Soft-Power Race With China
Washington’s key diplomatic assets have become a political bargaining chip.
Why the Iraq War AUMF Is Still Dangerous
Legislation authorizing the 2003 war is still on the books—and alarmingly open-ended.
Attention-Seekers and Autocrats Are a Combustible Mix
Geopolitical provocateurs can cause serious diplomatic headaches.
The Biden Administration Is Dangerously Downplaying the Global Terrorism Threat
Today, there are more terror groups in existence, in more countries around the world, and with more territory under their control than ever before.
What Does Victory Look Like in Ukraine?
Ukrainians differ on what would keep their nation safe from Russia.
Which Countries Walk the Walk on Migrant Rights?
Data and accountability mechanisms can encourage states to avoid their worst impulses.