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.
The U.S. Government Is Vulnerable to Virus Chaos
Reshaping institutions and funding can help save lives.
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.
Sudan Is Remaking Its Relationship With the Rest of the World
From meeting with Netanyahu to working with the ICC, the new government is reversing the foreign policy of the Bashir era.
The Greenback Needs a Digital Makeover
To preserve the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency, the United States can’t let China get ahead on cryptocurrency.
Trump’s Real Trade War Is Being Waged on the WTO
By undermining the organization’s dispute resolution body, the administration is undoing decades of rules-based economic cooperation—to the United States’ own peril.
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.