The United Kingdom Finally Acknowledges Its Hard-Power Limits
In its new defense and foreign-policy posture, the country is no longer trying to punch above its weight.
Biden’s Back Channel on the Amazon
Rocky Brazil-U.S. diplomacy on protecting the rainforest approaches a pivotal moment.
The End of Quiet Diplomacy in Myanmar
The U.N. dials up the pressure campaign against Myanmar’s putschists.
China Has an Image Problem—but Knows How to Fix It
Many in Beijing realize a declining international reputation won’t help the country achieve its goals.
Latin America’s COVID-19 Fiasco Is Also a Crisis of Regional Integration
A spat at Mercosur’s 30th birthday marked a low point for regional cooperation.
Russia and China Are Exploiting Europe’s Vaccine Shortfalls
Slovakia’s prime minister has resigned over a secret delivery of Moscow’s Sputnik V as Brussels struggles to keep the EU united.
In Brazil, Vaccine Diplomacy Can Help Save the Climate
Washington should bypass Bolsonaro and open a direct dialogue on Amazon deforestation with local leaders in regions hit hard by COVID-19.
Has Israel Pushed Realpolitik to Its Limits?
Two new books examine how an isolated state managed to expand its diplomatic horizons.
Making Peace With Iran and North Korea Could Be Good for U.S. Workers
Trump tied American jobs to endless wars in the Middle East. Biden should link them to renewed diplomacy.
Young People in China Are Losing Faith in the West
And that spells trouble for liberal democracy and Beijing’s relations with Washington.
Will Biden’s Approach to China and Russia Work?
The new administration’s interim national security guidance gets many things right—but it has its shortcomings.
China Finds Itself Under Fire in Myanmar
Attacks on Chinese factories could force Beijing to take a stand on the military coup.