The president-elect’s picks have deep experience in the Washington establishment. It’s unclear whether the party’s left can make its voice heard in the new administration.
As East Africa faces a triple crisis from COVID-19, floods, and locusts, cutting U.S. aid to the Ethiopian government is not the solution. Neutral mediation to resolve the GERD dispute can result in a win-win situation.
Moderates will lose the June 2021 presidential election in Iran unless there is a new agreement and sanctions relief—and the United States can forget diplomacy if hardliners win.
The suppression of protests against police brutality wouldn’t have been possible without arms and training from abroad.
A move to dissolve parliament could mean a fourth ballot in less than two years.
How sanctions against the Syrian regime are forcing the country into famine.
The killing of a top nuclear scientist has unsettled Tehran, but it’s still talking about a new deal with the United States.
Though not alone in its destructive practices, Beijing’s rapacious fleet causes humanitarian disasters and has a unique military mission.
The killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a top nuclear scientist, will complicate the incoming Biden administration’s efforts to renew the nuclear deal—and could lead to escalation.
The U.S. president-elect wants to reengage with Iran, but Israel has other plans.
The Defense Department’s inspector general found that the United Arab Emirates is financing Russian Wagner Group mercenaries—just as Trump aims to sell the UAE billions of dollars worth of arms.
The Saudis need to get on Biden’s good side. Obvious places to start include releasing women’s rights activists.
Washington has sidelined Africa for too long. The Biden administration should take a new approach.
Now that it’s beaten back the Islamic State, the Kurdistan Regional Government is focusing its attention on a group it has long tolerated.