Why Some Countries Are Pathologically Shy
Six reasons some powerful states punch below their weight for lengthy periods.
Everything You Know About Global Order Is Wrong
If Western elites understood how the postwar liberal system was created, they’d think twice about asking for its renewal.
America Has a Commitment Problem
Eight reasons that Washington has repeatedly made the mistake of making promises around the world it can’t keep.
Rising Tides Will Sink Global Order
Global warming will produce national extinctions and international insurgencies—and change everything you think you know about foreign policy.
The Death of Global Order Was Caused by Clinton, Bush, and Obama
America’s post-Cold War presidents could have taken a road that didn’t end at Donald Trump.
A Preview of Your Chinese Future
China’s vision of world order is a more radical departure—and more realistic alternative—than the West understands.
The West Has Abandoned Liberals Like Me
As the United States and Europe debate the demise of global order, people in forgotten corners of the world are still risking their lives for freedom.
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.