China Is a Declining Power—and That’s the Problem
The United States needs to prepare for a major war, not because its rival is rising but because of the opposite.
China Has Only Itself to Blame for AUKUS
The trilateral partnership was an inevitable result of Beijing’s military growth.
Afghan Resistance Mulls Formation of Government in Exile
Fighters, politicians, and generals will try to ape the Taliban’s playbook while the extremists sleepwalk into civil war.
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Has No Clear Successor
Convoluted voting and elite splits mean the top job is up for grabs.
Will AUKUS Hit China Where It Hurts?
The submarine deal could reshape the balance of power in the Pacific—and draw Australia into future conflicts.
Stalled North Korea Talks Show UNGA’s Limits
World leaders have little to celebrate on the 30th anniversary of South Korea and North Korea joining the United Nations.
How France Can Avoid Being Reduced to a Symbolic Power
After AUKUS, the French face the same fate on the world stage as the British unless they pursue EU strategic autonomy led from Brussels rather than Paris.
NATO Chief on Afghan Legacy: ‘Have To Ask Some Difficult Questions’
Jens Stoltenberg weighs in on AUKUS, Zapad, and the fate of Afghanistan after 20 years of bitter toil.
Hong Kong’s National Security Promises Were All Hollow
The Beijing-backed law is now used to crush dissent across the board.
AUKUS, the Quad, and India’s Strategic Pivot
As Joe Biden and Narendra Modi meet in Washington, the business of balancing China enters a serious phase.
The China-Lithuania Rift Is a Wake-Up Call for Europe
China is bullying Lithuania. The EU and NATO should push back.
Don’t Underestimate the AUKUS Rift With France
Paris doesn’t speak for Europe, but it can disrupt transatlantic ties.
The Taliban Want a Seat at the U.N.
A Taliban letter to the secretary-general sets the stage for a diplomatic showdown.
The Myth of Moderate Jihadis
The unspoken pact between Washington and anti-Islamic State jihadi groups is a short-sighted move that will reward extremists.
Could Somalia Be the Next Afghanistan?
A similar rapid collapse of state institutions awaits if Somali elites and Western governments don’t alter their approach.
Europeans Want to Stay Out of the New Cold War
New polling shows that Europeans think a struggle between Washington and Beijing is unavoidable—but want no part of it.