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U.S. President Joe Biden holds a semiconductor during his remarks before signing an executive order on the economy in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.
U.S. President Joe Biden holds a semiconductor during his remarks before signing an executive order on the economy in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.

How the U.S.-Chinese Technology War Is Changing the World

Washington’s crackdown on technology access is creating a new kind of global conflict.

U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping
U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping

On a U.S.-China Détente, Don’t Believe the Hype

Smiles and handshakes won’t erase Taiwan tensions.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media during an election night event at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov. 8.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media during an election night event at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov. 8.

U.S. Midterm Results Are a Net Plus for National Security

As Trumpism deflates, internationalist Republicans will press the Biden administration on China, defense, and trade.

Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich sit next to each other, both smiling.
Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich sit next to each other, both smiling.

Netanyahu’s Coalition From Hell Won’t Shake Biden

The last thing either leader wants right now is a major confrontation.

Supporters attend a primary election night event for J.D. Vance, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Ohio, in Cincinnati on May 3.
Supporters attend a primary election night event for J.D. Vance, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Ohio, in Cincinnati on May 3.

How a Republican Victory Could Help, Not Hurt, Biden

The midterms may cost him Congress, but they’ll also ignite a new round of Republican infighting.

An employee makes chips at a Jiejie Microelectronics factory in Nantong, in China's Jiangsu province, on March 17, 2021.
An employee makes chips at a Jiejie Microelectronics factory in Nantong, in China's Jiangsu province, on March 17, 2021.

America’s Risky New China Policy

Washington has a bold plan to restrict Beijing’s semiconductor imports. The world needs to talk about it.

The U.S. flag is flown at half-staff in honor of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole at the Capitol in Washington, on Dec. 6, 2021.
The U.S. flag is flown at half-staff in honor of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole at the Capitol in Washington, on Dec. 6, 2021.

A Republican Midterm Win Will Boost U.S. China Strategy

Divided government could be just what is needed to unite Americans around the administration’s China policies.

Students at a Brooklyn, New York, school take part in a duck and cover drill in preparation for a nuclear attack in 1962.
Students at a Brooklyn, New York, school take part in a duck and cover drill in preparation for a nuclear attack in 1962.

The Dangers of ‘Catastrophic Consequences’

Sixty years after the Cuban missile crisis, Biden is re-creating nuclear deterrence on the fly.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speak with a guest before a Medal of Honor ceremony for Army Colonel Ralph Puckett in the East Room of the White House on May 21, 2021 in Washington.
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speak with a guest before a Medal of Honor ceremony for Army Colonel Ralph Puckett in the East Room of the White House on May 21, 2021 in Washington.

How to See the World Like the Biden Administration

The new U.S. National Security Strategy is a guide to protecting a liberal world under chronic threat.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, U.S. President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend an event in connection with the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue summit in Tokyo, on May 24.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, U.S. President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend an event in connection with the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue summit in Tokyo, on May 24.

What Asia Gets From Biden’s New National Security Strategy

Washington commits to the Indo-Pacific—and tempers democracy promotion in order to win partners against China.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Summit on Fire Prevention and Control at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, on Oct. 11.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Summit on Fire Prevention and Control at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, on Oct. 11.

Biden’s New National Security Strategy: A Lot of Trump, Very Little Obama

A renewed focus on great-power rivalry ratifies a sea change in U.S. thinking.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the groundbreaking of a new Intel semiconductor manufacturing facility near New Albany, Ohio, on Sept. 9.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the groundbreaking of a new Intel semiconductor manufacturing facility near New Albany, Ohio, on Sept. 9.

What America’s Plan to Bring Home Technology Manufacturing Gets Wrong

Asia will remain central to U.S. supply chains, but the right policies could accelerate the shift from China to friendlier countries.

Taliban gunmen in Afghanistan in 2001.
Taliban gunmen in Afghanistan in 2001.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers a primetime speech at Independence National Historical Park Sept. 1 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers a primetime speech at Independence National Historical Park Sept. 1 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

What Does Biden’s Confrontational Speech Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy?

Framing geopolitics in terms of democracy and autocracy won’t necessarily help bring peace.

U.S. President Joe Biden in front of a "Summit for Democracy" sign
U.S. President Joe Biden in front of a "Summit for Democracy" sign
Biden, Xi hold virtual summit
Biden, Xi hold virtual summit

Biden-Xi Meeting Unlikely to Halt U.S.-Chinese Slide

Compromise is becoming increasingly difficult—especially over Taiwan.

Protesters supporting Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr occupy the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad, on Aug. 3.
Protesters supporting Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr occupy the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad, on Aug. 3.

Biden’s Indifference Has Given Iran the Upper Hand in Iraq

The country’s fragile postwar democracy is threatened like never before.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with lawmakers after signing the Inflation Reduction Act at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 12.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with lawmakers after signing the Inflation Reduction Act at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 12.

Biden’s Historic Climate Bill Needs Smart Foreign Policy

The White House’s crowning domestic policy achievement can’t reach its full potential without engaging the world.

A flight of British citizens and other eligible personnel are evacuated from Kabul in 2021.
A flight of British citizens and other eligible personnel are evacuated from Kabul in 2021.

Afghanistan Was a Predictable, Preventable Disaster

On the sad anniversary of the chaotic U.S. pullout, Afghanistan is once again primed for terror.

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