Trump Deserves More Credit for His Foreign Policies
Obscured by chaos and dysfunction, the White House is pursuing approaches that are better than they seem.
Congress Should Take Back Its Authority Over Tariffs
Legislators must reinsert themselves into the trade policymaking process.
It’s Time for Saudi Arabia to Stop Exporting Extremism
Trump should not waste his opportunity to begin repairing Wahhabism’s trail of wreckage.
Ukraine’s Runoff Election Is More Than a Contest of Personalities
It is hard for the country to move West with Russia on its back.
Critics Should Stop Declaring Defeat in Afghanistan
The war is not yet over and its outcome is not yet certain.
A Win-Win U.S.-China Trade Deal Is Possible
Selling more goods is not enough. Trump’s trade agreement with Beijing must include real structural reforms.
Trans-Atlantic Trade Is Headed Toward Disaster
Trump is mulling new auto tariffs that could send the global economy into a tailspin.
Ukraine’s Election Will Test the Strength of Its Democracy
The outcome of the vote is not nearly as important as the quality of the electoral process.
Trump Should Salvage U.S.-Saudi Relations
Like it or not, Washington’s ties with Riyadh still matter.
Donald Trump Is Watching Sebastian Kurz
Austria’s young chancellor has become a major player in Europe. The White House has taken notice.
Trump Was Right to Walk Away
In resisting the temptation to make a bad deal, he avoided failure at the Hanoi summit.
At the Hanoi Summit, Trump Should Hold Himself to His Own Standards
A freeze-for-freeze deal is exactly what the administration once swore it would not accept.
Here’s How Trump Can Hasten Maduro’s Exit
Thoughtful U.S. policies could help restore Venezuela’s democracy.
Trump’s Foreign Policy Is a Work in Progress
His successes and failures defy simplistic, partisan assessment.
Mattis Was the Best Secretary of Defense Trump Could Have Had
In grading him, we must adjust for the difficulty of the assignment.
Mattis’s Resignation Isn’t a Crisis Yet—But It Probably Will Be
The U.S. secretary of defense was right to resign in protest, but Trump can’t handle the consequences.
Neither Side Gets the Khashoggi Debate Right
The tribalism infecting U.S. domestic politics has unfortunately crept deep into the foreign-policy discourse.