America Never Gave Afghan Women a Chance
Washington failed at the most promising path toward stability in Afghanistan: keeping the country’s women alive.
Xi’s China Is Steamrolling Its Own History
The Chinese Communist Party sees the past as a resource to be plundered by the present.
U.S. Considering Plan to Stay in Remote Syrian Base to Counter Iran
The Trump administration could face legal issues maintaining a small force at al-Tanf.
China’s Media Forecast Is Bleak and Stormy
Spring Festival is coming, but the country's politics remain frozen.
The Coming Fight for the Dalai Lama’s Soul
Beijing’s Buddhist diplomacy depends on controlling the Tibetan leader’s next reincarnation.
Al-Shabab Wants You To Know It’s Alive and Well
The brutal attack in Kenya is designed to show Washington and the world that the terrorist group is still a force to be reckoned with in East Africa.
The True Mystery Man in the Trump Probe: Putin
Even if Trump is impeached, U.S. investigators are unlikely to find the Russian president’s fingerprints.
Trump’s Muscular New Plan to Fend Off Russian and Chinese Missiles
The U.S. president rolled out the most ambitious missile defense strategy since the end of the Cold War.
U.S. Increasingly Concerned About a Chinese Attack on Taiwan
The Pentagon says reunification is the primary driver of China’s military modernization.
Trump Is Making the Mess in Syria Even Messier
He inherited the conflict. It’s up to him to resolve it responsibly.
Hunger Strike Gains Momentum in Azerbaijan
Seeing Baku as a strategic partner, the United States and Europe overlook rights violations.
American Troops Die in Syria as Trump Team Squabbles
U.S. Syria policy is dogged by infighting and confusion.
Morocco’s Crackdown Won’t Silence Dissent
Across the country, protesters are increasingly willing to criticize the government and the monarchy—even in the face of repression.
Ebola Has Gotten So Bad, It’s Normal
Africa isn’t just dealing with an outbreak anymore—and that’s bad news for everyone.
Border Agents Go Unpaid as Trump Mulls National Emergency
As the government shutdown over the wall nears record length, close to 100,000 CBP and ICE employees are working without pay.
The Belarusian President Won’t Go Down Without a Fight
Tensions between Moscow and Minsk have sparked worries over another Russian annexation.
Welcome to the People’s Democratic Republic of America
Reporters need to start treating DC like a foreign posting.
A Diplomatic Breakthrough for Washington in Europe’s Last Dictatorship
Belarus lifts a cap on the number of U.S. diplomats allowed in the country as Minsk looks west and spars with Moscow.