On Immigration, ‘Building Back Better’ Isn’t Enough
Rather than taking Obama-era policies as a baseline, Biden needs to start from scratch.
The End of Quiet Diplomacy in Myanmar
The U.N. dials up the pressure campaign against Myanmar’s putschists.
Biden Needs to End His Staff Travel Ban Now
Only three top State Department officials have been allowed to travel abroad. That’s no way to preserve U.S. interests.
Biden Can Help Armenia and Azerbaijan Make Peace. Here’s How.
Four steps Washington can take to facilitate a lasting end to the conflict.
Biden Revives the Truman Doctrine
His call to wage a global war for freedom echoes the dawn of the Cold War.
Biden Looks to Contain China—but Where’s the Asian NATO?
The United States needs a game plan for a continent that’s home to two-thirds of the world’s population and its biggest rival.
Biden Takes Small Steps Toward Feminist Foreign Policy
Biden’s push for gender equality is a huge change from Trump, but experts stop short of calling it a feminist foreign policy.
Trump Got China All Wrong. Now Biden Is Too.
Confrontation may be popular at home, but it won’t make the United States more prosperous or secure.
The United States Returns to Africa
After Trump’s insults and detachment, the Biden administration is crafting a new, more engaged approach to the continent.
Biden’s Border Strategies Won’t Work
The president’s approach to the migrant crisis increasingly looks like the EU’s failed policies.
Latin America’s Two Biggest Populists Are Preparing for a Showdown With Biden
Dealing with Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador could be the biggest thing the U.S. president does this year.
The Libya Allergy
The 2011 Libyan intervention pitched the region into a decade of chaos and undermined U.S. confidence in the wisdom of using military force to save lives.
Biden’s Options in Afghanistan
The United States and Pakistan must work together to secure the country’s future.
The Time for a Green Industrial Policy Is Now
The Biden administration can restore U.S. leadership by building the clean energy economy.
Friday’s Quad Summit Will Show if It’s Just a Talking Shop
The fledgling Indo-Pacific alliance needs a mission—and its only meaningful one is maritime security.
Getting the Quad Right Is Biden’s Most Important Job
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is the best hope for standing up to China.
To Face Off Against China, Copy Its Playbook
Biden should unite allies with a giant “Made in the Free World” project.
Biden’s Stimulus Is the Dawn of a New Economic Era
The United States’ massive relief package is more than a technocratic policy. It’s a democratic triumph.
Confidence, Humility, and the United States’ New Direction in the World
A transcript of Antony Blinken’s remarks on U.S. foreign policy.