Biden’s Surrender to Merkel on Nord Stream 2
His support for the pipeline abandoned a bipartisan consensus, got nothing in return, and made the world less secure.
India Resists the Taliban Bandwagon
As Blinken heads to New Delhi, he could find some surprising common ground on Afghanistan.
Biden at Six Months: How Successful Is His Foreign Policy?
Foreign Policy asked nine global experts for their takes on the administration’s agenda.
China and the Taliban Begin Their Romance
Beijing has its eyes set on using Afghanistan as a strategic corridor once U.S. troops are out of the way.
Chinese-U.S. Split Is Forcing Singapore to Choose Sides
There is no sweet spot to keep both Beijing and Washington happy, but that hasn’t kept Singapore from trying.
Taro Aso’s Taiwan Slip Was Likely Deliberate
The gaffe-prone Japanese politician was the perfect vehicle for plausible deniability when signaling support for Taipei.
Biden Must Change the Narrative of Neglect for Southeast Asia
The United States needs to act fast to strengthen ties and reassure partners.
The Geopolitical Fault Line Behind the Attack on Tbilisi Pride
LGBT rights are at the center of the struggle over Georgia’s Western leanings.
Beijing Eyes New Military Bases Across the Indo-Pacific
Tanzania, Cambodia, and the UAE are on China’s wish list—and now Kiribati, within striking distance of Hawaii.
As China Rises, Britain and Australia Need Closer Security Ties
Drinking more shiraz isn’t enough to counter Beijing.
Yes, the United States is deeply divided and probably undeserving of global leadership, as two new books argue. But who else is there?
The Intellectual Foundations of the Biden Revolution
Why is there no Rooseveltian school of foreign policy? American past and future greatness is unthinkable without it.
Biden’s “Build Back Better World” Is an Empty Competitor to China
There’s no need to follow Beijing’s hollow Belt and Road Initiative.
Biden Needs an International Organizations Strategy
A U.S. State Department czar should lead a campaign to stop China and Russia from gaining control of multilateral agencies.
A Confused Biden Team Risks Losing Southeast Asia
If the region continues to drift toward China, Washington has only itself to blame.
How to Keep India All-In on the Quad
A once-reluctant partner has become a new driver of a critical coalition.
Biden’s Afghanistan Pullout Could Make the China Problem Harder
No, a complete withdrawal will not ease the U.S. pivot to China.