Trump’s China Trade Deal Is as Dead as Can Be
His much-touted trade victory has crashed and burned with the coronavirus pandemic.
China Will Be Front and Center During the 2020 Election
Whether it’s about trade or the coronavirus, it’s possible to be tough on China without being racist or reckless.
As If Things Aren’t Bad Enough, Trump Mulls Fresh Trade War With China
U.S. considers restoring tariffs as Trump makes reprisals against Beijing the center of his 2020 reelection bid.
Poland Is Showing the World How Not to Run a Pandemic Election
The upcoming Polish election is shaping up to be a farce. Washington should learn from Warsaw’s mistakes before November.
Here We Go Again: Russia Gears Up to Interfere in 2020 Election With Coronavirus Disinformation
A campaign linked to Russia aims to manipulate this year’s elections in the United States and Europe. Trump needs to let the intelligence professionals do their work.
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.
Let the Referendum on Trump and Trumpism Begin
The November election isn’t just the most important political event of 2020 in the United States. It’s the most important political event in the world.
How Republicans View a Biden-Trump Race
Our contributors weigh in on Bernie Sanders’s departure from the U.S. presidential race—and what it means for an election campaign overshadowed by the coronavirus.
How the World Got Berned
Bernie Sanders left the stage just as much of the U.S. government—and the world—was turning to his socialist ideas in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
With Biden Bearing Down, Trump Plays the ‘Wartime’ Leader
The shape of the 2020 race is now clear: a trusted establishment Democrat versus an incumbent rallying Americans against an “invisible enemy.” Can Trump pull it off?
Big Takeaways From the Biden-Sanders Debate
Our experts weigh in on the first head-to-head debate between the two main remaining Democratic contenders.
Joe Biden Isn’t a Liberal or a Moderate. He’s a Christian Democrat.
The Democratic front-runner’s ideology has less to do with Obama or the Clintons than a distinct style of European conservatism.
How Trump Is Tanking His Own Presidency
His bumbling coronavirus response could well sink the economy—and his re-election chances.
Anti-Trumpism Is Now Enough
Joe Biden is calculating that after four years of Trump—and one global coronavirus pandemic—Americans have finally had their fill of populism.
It’s Time to Cancel the U.S. Presidential Campaign as We Know It
From party conventions to in-person voting, the coronavirus pandemic has made traditional election activities into deadly gambles.
With Biden Dominant and Coronavirus Rampant, Democratic 2020 Hopes Soar
Trump’s reelection prospects are looking dimmer—for the moment.
What Does Super Tuesday Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy?
Either Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders will face Donald Trump in November. Here's how their views of U.S. power could reshape the world.
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.
Democrats Threaten Energy Rollback
Markets might get jittery as bids by Biden, Sanders, and Warren to restrict fossil fuels move a bit closer to reality.
America’s Hinge Moment: Sanders or Biden
The results of Super Tuesday will help decide whether more Americans embrace runaway populism or a lost status quo.
Bernie’s Outsider on the Inside
Bernie Sanders wants to reinvent progressive foreign policy. Here’s the man he hopes will make that happen.
Meet Pete Buttigieg’s Foreign-Policy Mentor
Former Pentagon official and campaign veteran Doug Wilson is helping the U.S. presidential candidate stand out from the pack on foreign policy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Biden’s Greatest Strength Could Prove a Weakness
No one can touch him on foreign-policy experience, especially Trump. But his long voting record will also be a vulnerability, starting with Iraq.
With Emergency Declaration, Trump Sticks by His Populist Persona
Trump will continue targeting immigrants, while the Democrats will target the rich. Success in 2020 will depend on the messaging.
Trump’s Trade Woes Cloud His Re-Election Chances
The new NAFTA is going nowhere, China’s not budging, and farmers are going under.