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Jordanian King Abdullah I in Jerusalem in 1948.

Unite Jordan and Palestine—Again

Amman should reannex the West Bank to end Israel’s illegal occupation, bring peace and prosperity, and give Palestinians democratic rights.

The Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system intercepts rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel on May 14.

Israel Needs Weapons to Stop Iran’s Bomb

Jerusalem needs help from Washington to prevail in a terrible conflict.

Onlookers watch the launch of an Indian Space Research Organisation rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Feb. 15, 2017.

India’s Space Program Inches Closer to America and the Quad

In another strategic shift, Modi has opened space activities to private companies and new allies.

A laptop displays a message after being infected by ransomware.

After Spike in Ransomware Attacks, U.S. Looks to Go on the Offensive

The Biden administration is circling the wagons to address growing cyberthreats.

Then-U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware.

Biden’s ‘Strategic Competition’ Is a Step Back

A switch from Trump administration language does nothing to clarify U.S. policymaking.

A customer scans the Alipay QR payment code at a market in Shanghai on Oct. 27, 2020.

JPMorgan’s Deal With Alipay Will Put the PLA in Your Pocket

Chinese mobile payment apps are a national security threat—but Western financial firms are misguidedly rushing to embrace them.

Scott Morrison and Lloyd Austin attend a meeting.

AUKUS Is a Short-Term Mess but a Long-Term Win for Australia

The controversial deal puts Canberra on the right side of history.

A.Q. Khan funeral procession

How Pakistan’s A.Q. Khan Helped North Korea Get the Bomb

Islamabad and Pyongyang exchanged technology, cash, and expertise.

House of Tears carvers welcome a totem pole.

The United States Must Reckon With Its Own Genocides

Confronting abusers like China demands accountability for the treatment of Indigenous people at home.

U.S. military police walk past Afghan refugees.

It’s Not Too Late to Save America’s Afghan Allies

Here are three steps the Biden administration can take today.

A Spartan woman says goodbye to her son as he goes to war in an 1881 drawing by Dionisio Baixeras.

Why Can’t Women End Wars?

Even as other domains of policy diversify, peacemaking is still left almost entirely to men.

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Float, Move, and Fight

How the U.S. Navy lost the shipbuilding race.

A ground crew guids a U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle at an air base in the Persian Gulf region on Jan. 7, 2016.

Only Congress Can End Washington’s Endless Wars

The war on terror is a constitutional aberration. The U.S. legislature must reclaim its war powers from an overempowered executive branch.

People hold candles during a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, on September 26, 2021. Around 3,000 Armenians marched in capital Yerevan on September 26, 2021, to commemorate the victims of the war with arch-foe Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region the year before.

The U.N. Must Investigate Nagorno-Karabakh War Crimes

Baku and Yerevan are not members of the International Criminal Court. That means an independent international investigation is needed to ensure accountability for atrocities.

Two men sit behind a sign on a table that reads "Iran, Islamic Republic of."

The View From Iran: What the Raisi Administration Wants in the Nuclear Talks

President Ebrahim Raisi doesn’t consider reviving the nuclear deal a top priority.

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