Spat With France Overshadows Biden Debut at UNGA
France recalls its envoys to Washington and Canberra over a dispute ahead of the major U.N. summit.
America’s Pandemic Travel Bans No Longer Make Sense
A thoughtless, unscientific policy of closed borders—even to vaccinated travelers—does a little more damage every day.
On Abraham Accords Anniversary, Biden Is Tepid About Israeli-Arab Peace
A historic breakthrough has been dragged into partisan politics.
Biden Must Move Fast to Replace WHO’s Tedros
It will take an all-out diplomatic blitz to block the director-general’s impending reelection.
Biden Is Running a Hostage Negotiation With the Taliban
Making concessions now will only encourage terrorism.
America Isn’t Exceptional Anymore
The United States can no longer claim to be the leader of the free world if it abandons strategic allies and vulnerable civilians.
After Afghanistan, Biden Can Learn From How Fund Managers Handle Their Disasters
Five basic strategies from investment analysis apply to war and diplomacy too.
How Biden Can Save His China Strategy After Afghanistan
Washington needs to give a visible sign of Indo-Pacific commitment.
Kamala Harris’s Asia Trip Can’t Fix Biden’s Troubled Indo-Pacific Strategy
Lacking a serious vision for the region, the administration is aiming low.
Don’t Blame the Afghans
If the United States fails to understand its mistakes, it will continue to repeat them.
China’s Neighbors Hope Afghanistan Pullout Means Pivot to Indo-Pacific
With the withdrawal completed, Washington’s strategic shift can commence.
The United States Needs an Afghan Refugee Resettlement Act
Legislation passed in the wake of the Vietnam War could provide a blueprint for today’s policymakers.
How to Avoid Humanitarian Catastrophe in Afghanistan
The Biden administration should maximize diplomacy and prioritize support for front-line organizations.
After the Debacle: Six Concrete Steps to Restore U.S. Credibility
Each has bipartisan support and could be taken in short order.
Pakistani Ambassador: ‘Terrorism Is Our Concern as Much as It Is Your Concern’
Envoy says Washington and Islamabad now have a common interest in stopping the Taliban from exporting violence.
Biden’s Democracy Agenda Just Died an Ugly Death in Kabul
The fall of Afghanistan reveals hard truths about U.S. human rights talks.
Afghans Need a Humanitarian Intervention Right Now
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan should continue. But a new military engagement should begin.