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.
Maduro Is Playing a Dangerous Game on the Colombian Border
Tensions and lawlessness could spiral into armed conflict.
Trump’s Globalism Is a Caricature of Multilateralism
When it comes to international cooperation, the White House is repeating the mistakes of the past.
The United States Should Help Mongolia Stand Up to China
On Beijing’s doorstep, Ulaanbaatar continues to defy the geopolitical odds.
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.
Israel Shouldn’t Worry About Ilhan Omar. It Should Worry About Xi Jinping.
China risks becoming a point of chronic contention between the United States and Israel.
Iran-Backed Militias Are In Iraq to Stay
Prime Minister Mahdi is trying to bring the Popular Mobilization Forces under control of the government, but even he probably knows it won’t work.
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.
In Fragile States, Disease Outbreaks Don’t Stay Local for Long
U.S. health aid can also promote stability, mitigate extremism, and avoid costly longer-term military interventions.
The Case for Humanitarian Aid to North Korea
It won’t bring the regime in from the cold, but it will save lives.
The New U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal Can Work for Everyone
Republicans and Democrats have every reason to compromise and ratify the agreement.
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.
Europe Is Ripe for a Return to Establishment Politics
Anti-migration parties may become victims of their own success.
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.
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.