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U.S. President Joe Biden disembarks from Air Force One in Geneva prior to a U.S.-Russian summit on June 15.

No More Trans-Atlantic Love Fest as Biden Heads to Europe

Europe and the United States were never going to be the reunited couple in a geopolitical rom-com.

The Gazprom logo is seen at the International Gas Forum in St. Petersburg on Oct. 7.

How Will Moscow Use Its Energy Leverage Over Europe?

The Kremlin holds one of the keys to resolving Europe’s energy crisis.

Evacuees from Aghanistan sit inside a military aircraft as they arrive at the airport in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Aug. 22.

In U.S.-China Standoff, Is America a Reliable Ally?

Sowing doubts about Washington is a potent weapon for Beijing. But even after Afghanistan, U.S. strategy in Asia remains intact.

Maria Ressa holds up the warrant of arrest order after posting bail at a court in Manila.

A Nobel for Journalists Is a Direct Challenge to Authoritarians

Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov’s award will make leaders like Duterte and Putin think twice before attacking reporters—but only if democratic governments bolster the free press.

The container ship Ever Given arrives at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands on July 29.

Biden’s Vague Muddle of a Trade Policy for China

The administration should stop agonizing over Beijing and focus on trade with everyone else instead.

Biden meets with Modi and other Quad leaders

AUKUS, the Quad, and India’s Strategic Pivot

As Joe Biden and Narendra Modi meet in Washington, the business of balancing China enters a serious phase.

Biden and Macron at NATO in Brussels

Don’t Underestimate the AUKUS Rift With France

Paris doesn’t speak for Europe, but it can disrupt transatlantic ties.

U.S. President Joe Biden and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 20.

Inside Biden’s Presidential UNGA Debut

The U.S. president has yet to convince the world that a post-Trump America is here to stay.

U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron sit together at the G-7 summit in Cornwall, United Kingdom, on June 13.

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.

Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov

Russia’s Crazy Sham Election

To retain control in this weekend’s Duma elections, the Kremlin has reached very deep into its bag of tricks.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is at German Chancellery.

Why Putin Is Obsessed With ‘Foreign Agents’

The Kremlin’s latest crackdown could ultimately backfire.

International terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York

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.

WHO chief Tedros briefs media on COVID-19.

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.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin before their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Oct. 5, 2018.

Are Indo-Russian Ties the Next Casualty of Great-Power Shifts?

The fall of Kabul may have widened the rift between New Delhi and Moscow.

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