What Kamala Harris Tells Us About Gender, Race, U.S. Leadership, and Trouncing Trump
Democrats weigh in on a Biden-Harris ticket.
Biden Picks Harris for Veep—and Bush Sr. for Himself
The Democratic candidate’s choice of vice president says more than you might think about his foreign policy—and his own self-image.
Biden Plans to Make Harris as Powerful a Veep as He Was Under Obama
The presumptive Democratic nominee was one of the most impactful vice presidents ever.
Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate
The California senator is the first Black and South Asian American woman to back up a major U.S. presidential ticket.
Annexation Isn’t Dead. A Desperate Trump Could Bring It Back to Life.
Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank seems off the agenda for now, but Trump might push Netanyahu to proceed anyway.
‘The Tea Leaves Suggest That if He Doesn’t Cheat, He’s Going to Lose’
The presidential historian Timothy Naftali notes there’s no historical precedent for delaying an election, even in the middle of major wars, but Trump’s Republican Party is all about holding on to power.
Inside the Massive Foreign-Policy Team Advising Biden’s Campaign
If Joe Biden wins, here are some of the top foreign-policy experts who could be tapped for senior and midlevel jobs in the administration.
The Total Destruction of U.S. Foreign Policy Under Trump
His last remaining objective is obtaining foreign help for his reelection.
Here’s How Biden’s Possible VP Picks Stack Up on Foreign Policy
Kamala Harris and Joe Biden align closely on foreign-policy views, but Susan Rice has by far the most direct experience in U.S. foreign-policy making.
The Risks of Susan Rice
If Biden picks Obama’s national security advisor as his running mate, Benghazi would hardly be her biggest vulnerability.
In Portland, the Baby Fascists Have Shown Their Face
Fascism can happen in America. Some of it has already happened, and more will happen as Trump fights to stay in power.
Americans Stopped Trusting Long Before Trump
Joe Biden is part of an insular Washington culture that produced the Iraq War—and the pathologies of the Trump administration.
Why Fascists Fail
History’s autocrats have been the architects of their own demise. Even if he seizes power, so will Trump.
Present at the Destruction of U.S. Power and Influence
Four years of neglect, unilateralism, and failed diplomacy have left America’s alliances in tatters. It’s time to rebuild them.
Not So Fast: How Biden Could Still Lose
To win in November, Democrats must avoid being lured into Trump’s culture war.
Bolton’s Book Is a Terrifying Warning About What Trump Could Still Do
Geopolitical ignorance is no longer funny when it impacts U.S. national security.
America’s Politicized Military Is a Recipe for Disaster
Message to both sides: Keep the military (and retired generals) out of politics, including the election campaign.
Anguished by America’s Decline, More Foreign-Policy Wonks Run for Office
More national security experts are running for Congress in 2020 than in most past elections.
Beyond Ukraine Scandal, Bolton Says Trump Sought China’s Help for Reelection
The incident that led to the president’s impeachment was only part of a larger pattern, former national security advisor writes.
Biden Camp Tries to Walk Fine Line on China
The Democratic candidate wants to get tough with Beijing, but he’s responding to Asian American pleas not to provoke a backlash.
A Moment of National Shame and Peril—and Hope
We may be witnessing the beginning of the end of American democracy, but there is still a way to stop the descent.
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.
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?
With Biden Dominant and Coronavirus Rampant, Democratic 2020 Hopes Soar
Trump’s reelection prospects are looking dimmer—for the moment.
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.