Document of the Week: When Sweden Wanted Nukes
A 1963 U.S. intelligence assessment underscores how many countries—even Sweden—were exploring nuclear weapons programs at the height of the Cold War.
Trump Arrives in London
Plus: Mexico prepares to meet U.S. officials over trade, a threat to Merkel's ruling coalition, and what to watch in the world this week.
The Real Origins of the U.S.-China Cold War
The only way to win the next superpower showdown is to understand what exactly caused it.
How Russia Sows Confusion in the U.S. Vaccine Debate
Not content to cause political problems, Moscow’s trolls are also undermining public health.
Germany’s Cold War Enemies May Become Partners
In eastern Germany, center-right Christian Democrats are considering teaming up with far-left former Communists.
South Korea Is an Ally, Not a Puppet
Washington's image of Seoul is stuck in the 1970s. It's time to move on.
The Death of Global Order Was Caused by Clinton, Bush, and Obama
America’s post-Cold War presidents could have taken a road that didn’t end at Donald Trump.
George H.W. Bush’s Misunderstood Presidency
The late 41st U.S. president’s prudence was once derided as the wimp factor, but it has aged well.
What Would Reagan Do on Iran?
If Washington wants to pressure Tehran, the White House should stop alienating allies, empowering hard-liners, and harming regular Iranians.
Thank You, Jimmy Carter
Restoring the reputation of America’s most underrated foreign-policy president.
Who’s Afraid of Judith Shklar?
Meet the American philosopher who showed that Western politics could only move forward by first taking a step backward.
The Trump-Putin Summit’s Potential Nuclear Fallout
When the U.S. and Russian presidents meet in Helsinki, the biggest risk won't be on everyone's radar.
What a Secret Cold War Game of Nuclear Hide-and-Seek Teaches Us About North Korean Verification
Making sure that Pyongyang actually destroys its nuclear weapons may be impossible.
I Knew the Cold War. This Is No Cold War.
Everyone's favorite historical analogy makes for disastrous foreign policy today.
I’m Sorry for Creating the ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’
I was the first to write about Russia’s infamous high-tech military strategy. One small problem: it doesn't exist.
The State Department Needs Rehab
American diplomacy is losing its battle with the Trump administration — but it can still win the war.
Globalization Has Created a Chinese Monster
Xi Jinping's dictatorship isn't what the end of history was supposed to look like.
Grand Strategy Is Overrated
Why President Trump shouldn’t necessarily heed the long-term vision of his own National Security Strategy.