Does It Matter That Trump Is a Liar?
World leaders have never really trusted each other—but the president's behavior undermines American foreign policy anyway.
There’s Nothing Wrong With the Liberal Order That Can’t Be Fixed by What’s Right With It
Realists need to get a lot more realistic about the global legal system.
Why I Didn’t Sign Up to Defend the International Order
The world needs new institutions for a new era—and nostalgia for a past that never existed won't help.
Turkey’s New Foreign Policy Is Hostage-Taking
The West knows what Ankara is up to, but won’t call it by its name.
At the Munich Security Conference, the United States Lacked Bravery and Leadership
The Trump administration looked small and inconsequential on the international stage.
Spy Chiefs Descend on Munich Confab in Record Numbers
An annual security gathering in Munich has become the new hot spot for top intelligence officials meeting in the shadows of a public event.
Grand Strategy Isn’t Grand Enough
The world’s best national security minds know to study every aspect of foreign policy. That’s not enough.
The Best International Relations Schools in the World
The latest ranking of the top 50 IR programs for undergraduates, master's, and Ph.D.s.
America’s IR Schools Are Broken
There’s a lot of innovation on the surface, but the rot runs deep. Here’s how to fix it.
It’s Never Been a Better Time to Study IR
Donald Trump has changed the world — and some people will understand it better than others.
U.S. Sanctions Abet Iranian Internet Censorship
If the United States wants to stand behind the next #IranProtests, it should liberalize rules that impede access to cutting-edge tools against repression.
Who’s Afraid of a Balance of Power?
The United States is ignoring the most basic principle of international relations, to its own detriment.
Edgar on Strategy (Part X): Build your approach on the understanding that the global state system is here to stay
While some arguments for the decline of the state are insightful and important, none of them have stuck.
The Fatal Flaw in Trump’s U.N. Speech Could Be Disastrous for American Power
Urging states to act uncompromisingly in their self-interest is actually not in America’s national interest.
Donald Trump Has Made America a Back-Row Kid
The days of other countries looking to the United States for leadership are coming to an end.
Trump Is Playing the International Strategy Game Like a Novice Among Experts
An “America first” policy risks leaving America alone.
Can U.S. Internationalism Survive Trump?
American internationalism is not dead yet, but that it faces serious longterm maladies.
Marine Le Pen’s Bait-and-Switch Foreign Policy
The far-right leader is using traditional language to mask her ideas for a radical shift in France's role in the world.
Backing Into World War III
America must check the assertive, rising powers of Russia and China before it’s too late. Accepting spheres of influence is a recipe for disaster.