We Are Now in a Global Cold War
With NATO expanding its focus to China, new battle lines are being drawn.
Germany Confronts Its Nuclear Demons
Opposition to all things nuclear was the bedrock of the modern German political psyche. Then came Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Russia’s War Is the End of Climate Policy as We Know It
Ironically, geopolitical strife and energy scarcity will do more for the climate than decades of ardent policies.
Why China Threads the Needle on Ukraine
Beijing is confident in the United States’ decline and unwilling to rock the boat.
The United States Can’t Afford to Stay Entangled With China
Russia’s war shows paying the price of decoupling now is worth it.
How the West Lost Africa
Scolding and paternalism are not winning over African leaders when it comes to ties with Russia.
What Happened to Europe’s Public Bunkers?
As bombs fall on Ukraine, many European governments are waking up to the sorry state of their own civil defenses.
Yes, the United States Should Weaken Russia
The old approach of outreach and inclusion has failed. In the wake of Russia’s latest invasion, Washington must seek to erode Moscow’s power.
Why African Leaders Won’t Back the West on Ukraine
Committed nonalignment, fear of upsetting China, and reliance on Russia for arms and security led many countries to ignore Washington’s demands.
The U.S. Can’t Afford a Double Cold War
A new global order needs to avoid simultaneous conflict with China and Russia.
What Really Happened to Dag Hammarskjold’s Plane
More than 60 years after the deaths of the U.N. chief and his team, the victims’ families believe the answer may lie in Washington’s and London’s archives.
It’s Time for Biden to End the Korean War
The U.S. president should ignore fearmongering and build on a real opportunity.
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.
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.
Ideological Competition With China Is Inevitable—Like It or Not
Beijing recognizes promoting human rights and democracy is an ideological challenge. So should Washington.
Before Jihadi John, There Was George Blake
The British KGB double agent was a forerunner of today’s radicalized Western jihadis.
The World Might Want China’s Rules
Washington shouldn’t assume its values are more attractive to others than Beijing’s.