Around the world, security forces use forced displacement as a means of sorting populations. To fix the global displacement crisis, it’s critical to understand how and why they do it.
A Russian-Chinese veto threatens lifesaving aid to starving Syrians—but Moscow doesn’t care what anyone thinks anymore.
Turkey is standing in the wreckage of a foreign-policy adventure with no discernible strategy.
The government tried to bury evidence of a national outbreak—until Egyptians forced it to confess.
The pandemic-fueled food shortage in Syria suggests the worst is yet to come in other conflict-riven countries around the world.
America’s founders missed an opportunity to abolish slavery, attacks on the press are increasing in democratic societies, and Trump’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran isn’t working.
Ignoring the central role of race and colonialism in world affairs precludes an accurate understanding of the modern state system.
Trump’s so-called maximum pressure campaign has empowered hard-line figures in Tehran, marginalizing those eager to take the diplomatic route.
Israel’s West Bank land grab is on hold for now.
The Assad regime is cracking under the pressure of stalemate—just like the State Department planned.
Rising extremist violence in the country’s oil-rich north threatens stability in southern Africa—and requires a coordinated response.
With Trump’s re-election prospects up in the air, a heated U.N. meeting on Iran shows world powers' fading fear of confronting the United States.