The Rocky New Era of the Saudi-Emirati Relationship
After years of closely cooperating on everything from Iran to oil, the Arab Gulf is entering a moment of wariness.
Will Bennett Ditch Netanyahu’s Approach to the Iran Deal?
The Israeli prime minister seems to be charting a new course aimed at reducing tensions with the Biden administration in advance of a White House visit.
South Africa Needs the UAE’s Help to Fight Corruption
The Emirati government should extradite the Gupta brothers. Sheltering them risks damaging its diplomatic and financial reputation.
Will the United States and Europe Break Up Over China?
Biden and Merkel will make all the right noises at their meeting this week. But deep transatlantic tensions persist.
The Undeniable Pessimism of Angela Merkel
Hovering over Germany’s China policy is a cloud of gloom and fear.
China Fires Back at Biden with Conspiracy Theories About Maryland Lab
Since Washington launched the Wuhan lab leak investigation, Beijing has been pushing bizarre narratives.
It’s Time to Revive the Helsinki Spirit
The 50th anniversary of the landmark Cold War conference is inspiring a renewal for today’s world.
Why Is Ted Cruz Threatening Angela Merkel?
U.S. senators have threatened the Port of Sassnitz with “fatal measures,” but it’s worth asking what would happen if others acted the same way.
Biden Is Falling Into the Same Trap With Europe as Obama
Washington’s myopic focus on Berlin and Brussels is a grave mistake. The rest of Europe shouldn’t be flyover country.
Was the Biden-Putin Summit a Success?
The White House set clear red lines on cyberwar, but don’t expect much progress in the months to come.
Moscow Is Using Memory Diplomacy to Export Its Narrative to the World
Putin is pushing Russian revisionist history to bolster the Kremlin’s influence abroad and its legitimacy at home.
Why Raisi Is the West’s Best Hope for a Deal With Iran
Hard-liners would never accept an agreement signed by a moderate—but they’ll fall into line if it comes from one of their own.
Lebanon’s Failure Is Partly Macron’s Fault
France developed a plan to save its former colony. It went wrong from the start.
Want to Counter Authoritarianism in Central America? Follow the Money.
The United States lacks reliable partners in the region. Here’s how to hold them accountable.
The Race to Avert a ‘Second Dictatorship’ in Nicaragua
The Western hemisphere is weighing how to respond to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s jailing spree.