U.N. Return to Afghanistan: ‘This Is Completely Insane’
A month ago, the United Nations was pulling its staff out of Afghanistan. Now, it’s headed back in to avert a major humanitarian crisis.
Biden’s Conundrum: How to Pressure the Taliban Without Hurting Afghans
After 20 years of building up Afghanistan, can the United States really cut the country off now?
What Diversity Means for the Taliban
The new Afghan government will likely include ethnicities other than the Taliban’s own. But women are probably out of luck.
Don’t Blame the Afghans
If the United States fails to understand its mistakes, it will continue to repeat them.
How to Avoid Humanitarian Catastrophe in Afghanistan
The Biden administration should maximize diplomacy and prioritize support for front-line organizations.
Why Did Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Rebuff Samantha Power?
The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development was seeking greater access for aid workers in Tigray.
To Win Friends and Influence People, America Should Learn From the CCP
Beijing’s development projects are flashy, fast, and relevant. Why aren’t Washington’s?
It’s Time for Biden to Get Tough on Sisi
Washington should refuse a security waiver and block $300 million in military assistance to Egypt until Cairo cleans up its act on human rights.
Russia Thwarts U.S. Bid to Expand Syrian Aid Corridors
But the rival powers strike a compromise that prevents catastrophic shut-off of lifesaving aid to Syrians.
When Humanitarian Aid Becomes a Bargaining Chip
Cross-border access into Syria has become a stress test for Putin and Biden's nascent relationship.
Three Years Is Too Long to Wait for a Global Vaccine Rollout
Impact hubs are a quicker way to get everyone in the world their shots.
Biden to Prod Putin on Syria Relief
Russia’s blockage of aid deliveries threatens to make Syria’s humanitarian disaster the worst it’s been since the war began.
Kremlin-Backed Hackers Target U.S. Aid Agency Before Biden-Putin Summit
Email phishing attacks aren’t unusual, but the new breach shows Russia isn’t letting up.
Refugee-Run Organizations Deserve More Money
Governments tend to fund large humanitarian agencies, but small groups run by refugees are a better investment.
Britain Retains Monopoly on U.N. Relief Post
U.N.’s Yemen envoy, Martin Griffiths, is to become the U.N. humanitarian relief czar.
Democrats Push Biden to Ramp Up Spending on Diplomacy and Aid
A $12 billion funding boost aims to reverse some of the Trump damage.
A Fight Over a Trump Official Could Block Aid to Latin America
The largest provider of urgently needed aid is up for a bigger budget, but some Democrats first want to remove its Trump-nominated head.