The White House Wants Peace With Sudan. Congress Wants Khartoum to Pay.
Normalizing ties with Israel could mean removal from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list, allowing the country to rebuild its shattered economy—but U.S. legislators are standing in the way.
Palestinians Can’t Stand In the Way of Israel’s Regional Integration
Deals with the UAE and Bahrain demonstrate the Palestinian issue is no longer a barrier to Israeli-Arab cooperation.
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.
The Trumpists’ Answer to His Republican Foreign-Policy Critics? More Culture Wars.
Trump’s friends have opted for their usual grievance politics.
Why I, an Anti-Trump Republican, Didn’t Sign the Anti-Trump Letter
Many former Republican national security officials just endorsed Biden. They will be hobbled in the fight for the party’s post-Trump future.
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.
Don’t Let Iran Blow Up the U.N. Security Council
As a critical vote approaches, the fate of Iran nuclear sanctions—and decades of multilateralism—lies in the hands of Britain and France.
The Israel-UAE Deal Is Trump’s First Unambiguous Diplomatic Success
It’s a historic achievement that eluded other presidents. Trump will try to make the most of it.
Arm Taiwan—but Skip the Nukes
As the military balance of power shifts in China’s favor, Beijing may be increasingly tempted to act against Taiwan.
Europeans Pushing to Boycott Israel Over Annexation Should Think Twice
Calls for economic sanctions against Israel risk a costly collision with U.S. anti-boycott laws, as companies such as Airbnb can attest.
Congress Has Been AWOL on U.S. Coronavirus Diplomacy
The invisibility and silence of Congress is another reason for America’s shocking abdication of global leadership.
The Pentagon Tries to Pivot out of the Middle East—Again
Confusion over the removal of missiles and aircraft from Saudi Arabia could invite the aggression the United States is trying to avoid.
Under Cover of Pandemic, China Steps Up Brinkmanship in South China Sea
Beijing has increased pressure on its nervous neighbors in its quest to dominate the entire South China Sea.
The U.S.-Iraqi Relationship Is Coming to a Head—and That’s a Good Thing
After 17 years, there is little love left between Washington and Baghdad. Upcoming talks may be the last opportunity to save their dysfunctional partnership.
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.
6 Key Questions About the Trump Administration’s Firing of Captain Crozier
The affair surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt lays bare the dysfunction of civilian-military relations under Trump.
A Deal to Stop the Saudis From Drowning U.S. Shale Would Come None Too Soon
Trump has finally realized the U.S. energy industry is under attack. Better late than never.
The Coronavirus Is Absolutely No Excuse to Lift Sanctions on Iran
Exploiting Iran's coronavirus crisis to demand an end to sanctions is fundamentally dishonest—and panders to a brutal regime.
Yes, Blame China for the Virus
A bungled response in Western countries is no reason to take the heat off China. If China had a different government, the world could have been spared this terrible pandemic.
If Trump Hates Obama’s Nuclear Deal, Why Is He Letting Up on Iran?
Iran is stockpiling enriched uranium and may soon receive advanced weapons from Russia. Trump has an easy way to tighten the screws.
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.
Trump and Johnson Can Quickly Strike a Trade Deal—If They Avoid the Pitfalls
The U.S. and Britain both want a trade agreement post-Brexit. China and chickens could get in the way.
Europe Is Thinking Harder About Divorcing America
European leaders are flirting with the idea of going it alone—but Washington should be willing to call their bluff.
Iraq Needs Regime Change Again
Musical chairs in the Iraqi parliament can no longer solve the country's problems.
The Debate That Democrats Didn’t Have in Las Vegas
Republican foreign-policy experts weigh in on the most eventful debate of the 2020 primary.
U.S. and Iranian Choices Are Getting Dangerously Narrow
Even if neither side wants war, the road ahead is hazardous.
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.
Trump Battled the Navy. Here Are the Casualties.
Ten takeaways from the biggest civil-military crisis (so far) of the Trump administration.
The Realists Are Wrong About Syria
Neither Trump nor the international relations experts who cheered his choice to withdraw U.S. troops have wrestled adequately with the costs of departure.
U.S. Deterrence in the Middle East Is Collapsing
The withdrawal from Syria is part of a broader pattern of weakness, especially in response to Iran.
Trump’s Globalism Is a Caricature of Multilateralism
When it comes to international cooperation, the White House is repeating the mistakes of the past.
Refusing to Talk With Iran Is a Mistake
Donald Trump should use the U.N. General Assembly as an opportunity to open dialogue with Mohammad Javad Zarif.
The United States Should Lift Sanctions on Sudan
It’s finally time to breathe new life into the country’s moribund economy.
Dear China, We Have to Talk About Your Nukes
The United States and Russia can’t maintain the global system of nuclear deterrence on their own anymore.
Trump Should Not Forget Venezuela
Even with the eyes of the world elsewhere, here’s how Trump can keep up pressure on Maduro.
In Japan and South Korea, Trump Boxed Himself In
The United States is not making progress in its trade war with China or in nuclear talks with North Korea.
Washington Is Turning Its Back on Sudan
The United States should not abandon the Sudanese in their greatest hour of need.
The Lessons of 1944 Are in Jeopardy
Seventy-five years after D-Day, the United States should remember that on-the-ground leadership still works.