Pompeo’s Iran Strategy Gets New Team
The new Iran Action Group reassigns one of the most powerful behind-the-scenes officials at the State Department to work on Iran full time.
Europe Needs Its Own Charles de Gaulle
There’s nothing wrong with today’s European Union that France’s legendary 20th-century leader didn’t see coming—and didn’t try to fix when he had the chance.
Iran Is Throwing a Tantrum but Wants a Deal
Despite its defiant warnings, Tehran will eventually negotiate with Donald Trump—as long as Vladimir Putin mediates.
Five Questions About the Crisis Between Washington and Ankara
How a dispute over a jailed American pastor roiled Turkey’s economy
Pompeo Ignores Plea From Diplomats With Children With Special Needs
Families say the State Department continues to curb benefits mandated by law.
Trump Is the First President to Get Turkey Right
Good riddance to the so-called strategic relationship between Washington and Ankara.
Meet the Middle East’s Peace of Westphalia Re-enactors
Can a series of far-flung, high-level conferences bring peace to the Middle East by applying lessons from 17th-century Europe?
The Reincarnation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The former president was excommunicated from Iran’s political elite—but he’s using grassroots economic populism to revive his career.
The Job of Human Rights Chief Isn’t What You Think
Michelle Bachelet has just been tapped as the U.N.’s high commissioner for human rights—but her predecessor’s experience should make her wary.
Europe Should Look to What the United States Does—Not What Trump Says
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonia’s former president, on what to make of U.S. foreign policy toward Russia.
Trump and Allies Seek End to Refugee Status for Millions of Palestinians
In internal emails, Jared Kushner advocated a “sincere effort to disrupt” the U.N.’s relief agency for Palestinians.
U.S. Hits Turkey With Sanctions Over Jailed Pastor
The measure will further sour ties between two NATO allies.
Why I Didn’t Sign Up to Defend the International Order
The world needs new institutions for a new era—and nostalgia for a past that never existed won't help.
Washington Has to Learn Pyongyang’s Rules
Negotiating with North Korea is a tricky game, and the United States is already behind.
Refugee Skeptic to Assume Key Role on Migration Issues at State Department
The shift is part of the Trump administration’s broader campaign to crack down on refugees and immigration.
NATO Isn’t What You Think It Is
An attack on one isn't really an attack on all and four other misunderstood facts about the Western defense alliance.
In Fiery Hearing, Pompeo Trades Barbs With Lawmakers
The secretary of state faces criticism, even from those in his own party.
There’s No Such Thing as ‘Traditional’ Republican Foreign Policy
Trump can't ruin the GOP's foreign-policy principles, because there aren't any to ruin.
Religious Persecution Is on the Rise. It’s Time for Policymakers and Academics to Take Notice.
“Under Caesar’s Sword,” a new book on the repression of Christians, sheds light on issues that officials from around the world have gathered in Washington to discuss.
RIP American Exceptionalism, 1776-2018
Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia marks an unprecedented turn in the history of U.S. foreign policy.