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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stand for the presentation of colors during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 15.

The Republican and Democratic Parties Are Heading for Collapse

U.S. political parties have reshuffled every few decades, and 2020 may be the year they do it again.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on Jan. 27, 2017.

This Election Has Become Dangerous for the U.S. Military

Trump is losing support among the troops. That’s just one reason why the military risks getting sucked into the campaign.

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware on July 28.

Why We Joined Over 70 Former Republican National Security Officials to Support Biden

A Trump empowered with a second term would be a threat to the United States, especially in Asia.

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware on July 28.

How the Democrats Stole the Republicans’ Turf

In speaking for all Americans—instead of just a section of them—Biden's team has rejected the conventional narrative about how to beat Trump in November.

House Foreign Affairs Committee members Rep. Brad Sherman, left, and Rep. Gregory Meeks

House Democrats Jockey for Foreign Affairs Committee Gavel

It’s another battle between centrists and progressives that could have big implications for U.S. foreign policy, especially on Israel.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden listens during a joint statement to the press with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on March 9, 2010. While Biden has taken critical stances on Israel in his 2020 presidential campaign, he has stressed: “My commitment to Israel is absolutely unshakeable.”

Biden Resists Move Left on Foreign Policy

Though he’s eager to accommodate Bernie Sanders’s base on domestic issues, the presumptive Democratic nominee is still seen as a man of the past by progressives.

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders on a debate stage in Charleston, South Carolina.

Biden Likely to Embrace Some of Sanders’s Foreign-Policy Ideas, Especially After the Pandemic

The former vice president’s team is already in touch with the Sanders camp about a unified platform, operatives say.

Joe Biden takes the stage at a campaign event in Los Angeles.

The Joe Biden Juggernaut

With his smashing Super Tuesday victories and Bloomberg's endorsement, the former vice president has suddenly become the chief 2020 challenger to Trump.

Matt Duss (center) attends the Netroots Nation progressive bloggers conference in Las Vegas on July 24, 2010.

Bernie’s Outsider on the Inside

Bernie Sanders wants to reinvent progressive foreign policy. Here’s the man he hopes will make that happen.

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivers remarks during a campaign rally in Nashville, Tennessee, on Feb. 12.

Is Bloomberg Vulnerable on China and Russia?

The rising Democratic challenger’s business ties to America’s biggest rivals and his sympathetic comments about Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin raise questions about how tough he’d be with them as president.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crowd during a campaign launch party in Columbia, South Carolina, on Feb. 11.

Biden’s World Experience Proves a Lead Balloon

Despite promising to restore U.S. leadership, the former vice president is fast fading from the 2020 race as his “most electable” pitch falls flat.

U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump Unbound

The U.S. president offers a glimpse of what four more years would look like after “total acquittal” by the Senate, exacting vengeance on those he sees as his political enemies.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to the media after boarding a plane at the Des Moines International Airport on Feb. 4.

Berned Beyond Recognition: How Sanders’s Rise Changes U.S. Foreign Policy

After Iowa, Bernie Sanders’s progressive views will shape America’s approach to the world for a long time, especially on trade.

The six leading Democratic candidates at the presidential primary debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 14.

In the Latest Democratic Debate, Finally, Some Foreign Policy 

With a trimmed-down field, Democratic hopefuls sparred over Iraq, Iran, military deployments, and the threat from climate change.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 20: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)  (L), former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (R) participate in the Democratic Presidential Debate at Tyler Perry Studios November 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls were chosen from the larger field of candidates to participate in the debate hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Can the Democrats Reinvent Themselves in Time to Win in 2020?

The Democratic Party is still fatally divided over outdated ideologies, proving the left hasn't yet learned the lessons of its 2016 defeat or the recent walloping of Britain's Labour Party.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Bernie Sanders participate in a Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov. 20.

Democratic Frontrunners Are Wrong About Aid for Israel

Putting America’s annual $3.8 billion of military assistance to Israel on the chopping block makes for good politics. But it makes no sense for U.S. national security.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, left, speaks with ranking member Doug Collins

Why Putin Is Smiling

Even if Russian intelligence didn’t orchestrate the near-total political dysfunction that led to Tuesday’s impeachment articles, things sure have gone the Kremlin’s way.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announces impeachment

Trump Faces Impeachment Vote

The move on partisan lines will set him up to be the first president in U.S. history to run for reelection after being impeached.

Candidate portraits by uli knörzer for Foreign Policy

For the 2020 Democrats, It’s America First, Too

The slate of Democratic candidates includes two Rhodes scholars, two ex-soldiers, and a former chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But don’t count on them to resurrect a Pax Americana.