Countries Should Mind Their Own Business
Two cheers for a classic idea that’s been out of fashion for too long: state sovereignty.
Welcome to the Post-Leader World
The United States has abdicated its dominant role. Here’s how to fill the gap.
When Did Racism Become Solely a Domestic Issue?
International relations theorists once explored racism. What has the field lost by giving that up?
Why Race Matters in International Relations
Western dominance and white privilege permeate the field. It’s time to change that.
The Legacy of American Racism at Home and Abroad
Domestic racism has long impacted U.S. foreign policy. It’s time to open up about it.
How to Rethink the Teaching of International Relations
As universities struggle to respond to the ongoing pandemic, here’s what they should focus on.
Welcome Back to Kissinger’s World
Neoconservatism has died, and liberal internationalism is discredited. Perhaps it’s time to return to the ideas of one of the last century’s greatest realists.
The Pandemic’s 5 Silver Linings
The coronavirus has exacted a terrible toll—but some good things may come of it yet.
Will a Global Depression Trigger Another World War?
The coronavirus pandemic has already devastated the international economy. Its military fallout remains to be seen.
Snap Poll: What Foreign-Policy Experts Make of Trump’s Coronavirus Response
International relations scholars examine how the United States is seen on a global stage—and share who they would vote for in a presidential election.
The United States Forgot Its Strategy for Winning Cold Wars
The plan that worked to defeat the Soviet Union can work today against China—it’s just not what you think.
There’s No Such Thing as Good Liberal Hegemony
It’s not just that the United States has made mistakes—the very idea of U.S. global leadership is broken from the ground up.
How the World Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic
The pandemic will change the world forever. We asked 12 leading global thinkers for their predictions.
Europe’s Post-Brexit Future Is Looking Scary
The continent is suddenly facing serious questions about its future role in world politics—and even in the trans-Atlantic relationship.
Who’s More Powerful, Jeff Bezos or Mohammed bin Salman? Neither.
The relationship between the two men proves that, even at a time of rapid technological and economic change, you can’t buy real power.
Is the World Getting Safer?
New research debunks the theory that wars are becoming less deadly and less frequent.
Why the Liberal International Order Will Endure Into the Next Decade
It’s true that democracy, globalism, and free trade are under assault, but they may prove stronger than the forces arrayed against them in the 2020s.
For the 2020 Democrats, It’s America First, Too
The slate of Democratic candidates includes two Rhodes scholars, two ex-soldiers, and a former chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But don’t count on them to resurrect a Pax Americana.