Biden’s World Experience Proves a Lead Balloon
Despite promising to restore U.S. leadership, the former vice president is fast fading from the 2020 race as his “most electable” pitch falls flat.
Berned Beyond Recognition: How Sanders’s Rise Changes U.S. Foreign Policy
After Iowa, Bernie Sanders’s progressive views will shape America’s approach to the world for a long time, especially on trade.
Why Impeachment Is Failing—and Trump May Win in 2020
The evidence that Trump abused his office in Ukraine is overwhelming. But a flailing Democratic Party shows he is lucky in his adversaries.
Which Democratic Candidates Are National Security Employees Opening Their Wallets for?
Data shows that members of the State Department and the military are investing in candidates who are not currently topping national polls.
Trump Administration Takes Down Biden’s Legacy—at the U.N.
Quietly, the administration has been undermining the former vice president’s legislative fix to the perennial issue of U.S. dues.
Can’t Buy Mohammed bin Salman Love
After years of denouncing Obama and cozying up to Trump, Saudi Arabia is trying to resurrect its influence among Democrats in advance of the 2020 election. It won’t work.
11 Charts That Track the Weight of Foreign Policy in U.S. Primary Debates
Candidates have faced fewer global questions since the elections of 2004 and 2008, but China and trade have remained consistently popular topics.
How Biden’s Greatest Strength Could Prove a Weakness
No one can touch him on foreign-policy experience, especially Trump. But his long voting record will also be a vulnerability, starting with Iraq.
Uncle Joe Is Ready to Run the World
Joe Biden is the only candidate for the White House with a foreign-policy philosophy that’s proven to work.
A stunning profile of Ben Rhodes, the asshole who is the president’s foreign policy guru
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Trump Has Reshaped Presidential Rhetoric Into an Unrecognizable Grotesque
In Poland, the president had all the facts and stories and history right, but drew all the wrong lessons.
Davos Diary 2: Say It Ain’t So, Joe
As Biden delivers his valedictory address at the World Economic Forum, we wonder what might have been.
Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Fantasy
The vice president has mischaracterized U.S. foreign policy under Obama.
Biden Slams Trump on National Security: ‘His Shame Has No Limits’
The vice president singles out Trump’s friendliness toward Russia and his claim that Obama “founded” ISIS as evidence the GOP nominee is “already making our country less safe.”
Biden on Trump: Profiling Muslims Will Make Us Less Safe
Echoing some of Hillary Clinton’s new attack lines, Vice President Joe Biden tore into Republican businessman Donald Trump on Monday and warned that the presumptive GOP nominee’s calls to profile Muslims or bar them from entering the country will leave the United States less safe.
Joe Biden Didn’t Lose Iraq
The veep may have poor timing, but when it comes to Iraq, he's the only one in the Obama administration trying to save it.
Joe Biden On Confessions, Cars, and Holy Wagers
In unscripted moment at the Vatican, the U.S. veep seeks absolution not for betting on cars, but for losing.